Artificial Disc Replacement A Modern Alternative To Spinal Fusion

Florida Artificial Disc Replacement

Treatment for Degenerative Disc Disease

Artificial disc replacements are large implants that involve at least two or more components made of metal and plastic. Artificial discs were initially developed as an alternative to spinal fusion in hopes of reducing or eliminating degenerative discs while still maintaining full flexibility of the spine.

The FDA approved disc replacements in 2004, but enthusiasm for the treatment has waned due to:

  • Less than optimal results
  • Complications with the devices, including difficulty and danger in removing one that fails
  • Reluctance of insurance companies and Medicare to pay for implants due to inconsistent data and results

The American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons urges consumers to be cautious in considering ADR, issuing a statement that clinical studies of the device were inadequate.

Discuss Your Options With a Knowledgeable Spine Surgeon

At Biscup Spine, we want to find the treatment that works best for you. While artificial disc replacement has not worked for everyone, there are patients who respond well to it. Our experienced spinal surgeon does not perform any surgery without first exploring all of your options. We start with non-surgical and pain management treatments and move onto surgery when it becomes clear less invasive treatments are ineffective. If, after a thorough assessment of your condition, it appears that you could respond to artificial disc replacement, we will explore that option with you as well.

Call (800) 533-7313 today to start exploring your options for back pain treatment in Florida.

Why Choose Biscup Spine?

Unparalleled Service & Unparalleled Results
  • Unique Team Approach

    When you receive care and treatment at Biscup Spine, you receive support from our entire team of experienced spine professionals.

  • World-Renowned Expert

    Dr. Biscup is a highly recognized expert for his pioneering approach to minimally-invasive, laser, reconstructive and failed back spine surgery.

  • Concierge Service

    Biscup Spine offers 24/7 access to Dr. Biscup and his team to ensure you receive the ongoing care and support you deserve.