Artificial Disc Replacement
If an aggressive conservative treatment fails to help a patient with acute lower back pain, artificial disc replacement surgery is a new option. Artificial Disc Replacement commonly known as ADR is a newer concept in the world of spinal treatments and surgery. With ADR, pain relief is achieved by removing painful lumbar discs in order to restore mobility with the use of a prosthetic implant disc made of metal. Artificial Disc Replacement becomes only successful if the facet joints, located near each spinal disc have little or no degenerative changes so as to reduce the risk of potential postoperative pain.
Consult Dr. Mudit Sharma if Artificial Disc Replacement (ADR) surgery is suitable for you.
Also review our comparison between Artificial Disc Replacement and traditional Spinal Fusion Surgery.