Your spine is composed of a series of bones, or vertebrae that are stacked on top of each other. Discs sit between these vertebrae and work like cushions to allow spinal movement without the vertebrae rubbing against each other. A lumbar disc replacement involves removing an injured or degenerative disc from the lumbar spine, or lower back, and replacing it with an artificial disc which can be made of metal or a combination of metal and plastic materials.
The main purpose of a lumbar disc replacement surgery is to provide lower back pain and other symptom relief. While not everyone with lower back pain is a good candidate for this procedure, it might be recommended by your doctor for the following reasons:
If you’ve tried non-surgical methods to treat your lower back pain to no avail and symptoms are making it challenging to complete your day-to-day activities, then lumbar disc replacement surgery may be the right option for you. Here’s a closer look at what you can expect from this procedure:
A lumbar disc replacement surgery is an effective procedure to treat your lower back pain. In addition to this, the treatment may offer several benefits, some of which include the following:
If you experience lower back pain, Jackson Neurosurgery Clinic has the right solution for you. Specializing in artificial disc replacement and other spinal procedures, Dr. Lewis can help you learn more about your treatment options and design a customized program that meets your specific needs. He is trained to perform a variety of spinal treatment techniques and has developed specialized equipment for many of these procedures. He has taught surgeons across the country, training them for technical surgical courses. He is the only neurosurgeon or spine surgeon performing lumbar disc replacement surgery.
Contact us today to learn more about lumbar artificial disc replacement or to schedule a consultation. We’ll find a solution that works for you. Call us at (601) 366-1011.