Lumbar Disc Replacement
Lumbar disc replacement is a more techincally invasive surgery that requires a hospital stay of at least 2-3 days. This replacement is generally viewed as alternative to spinal fusion surgery.
WHAT IS LUMBAR DISC REPLACEMENT?
Lumbar disc replacement surgery is a spine surgery that involves replacing a degenerated disc in the lumbar part of your spine with a new disc made of metal or a combination of metal and plastic.
COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED BY LUMBAR DISC REPLACEMENT:
The main reason someone would undergo a Lumbar Disc Replacement is due to severe and persistent low back pain in which has not subsided after conservative treatments.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR LUMBAR DISC REPLACEMENT?
If you have symptoms that have not improved with physical therapy or other forms of conservative care and positive diagnostic results, you may be a candidate for this procedure.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING
[Since my bulging disc correction] I haven't had pain in my leg at all and had only a little pain in my back from my surgery, but zero pain in my legs, the sciatica is gone.
Edward, age 55, bulging disc injury
Today my back and hip feel tremendous. My legs are still a bit weak, possibly from nerve damage that occurred prior to surgery. I’m going to physical therapy 3 times per week. I was back at work on November 15th, 3 weeks after surgery.
Robert, age 58,
history of disc herniation and previous surgeries
Nobody likes to be injured and neck surgery is a delicate procedure, but Dr. Massoud explained what needed to be done, which made me feel more comfortable. [Post-surgery] I felt great, and today the pain is completely gone.
Francisco, Age 48, Cervical Injury