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    Spine Program

    Spine Experts in Phoenix, Arizona

    Artificial Disc Surgery

    Artificial disc surgery is an alternative to spinal fusion for the treatment of instability and painful degeneration of the spine.

    In a spinal fusion, two or more bones in the spine (vertebrae) are fused together – usually with metal plates and screws – eliminating motion between them.

    In artificial disc surgery, the damaged disc is replaced with a prosthetic disc, which allows full range of motion of the spine while still ensuring stability and reducing pain.

    What is Artificial Disc Surgery used for?

    Artificial disc surgery is used to treat discs in the spine that are damaged due to degeneration or injury.

    Am I a good candidate for Artificial Disc Surgery?

    You may be a good candidate for artificial disc surgery if you have back or neck pain from a degenerated disc, and if nonsurgical treatments are not working.

    • Date of last review: September 10, 2015

    About Barrow

    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.