Disc Replacement Surgery in Vineland, NJ

The spinal column, an intricate structure of 33 vertebrae, plays a pivotal role in supporting the body's framework and facilitating movement. Nestled between these vertebrae are spinal discs, serving as natural cushions or shock absorbers. Over time, due to aging, injuries, or wear and tear, these discs can deteriorate, leading to pain and reduced mobility. When conservative treatments fall short of providing relief, disc replacement surgery in Vineland, NJ, with our team emerges as an effective solution.

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What is disc replacement surgery?

Disc replacement, also referred to as artificial disc replacement or total disc arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to address debilitating disc-related issues in the spine. The primary objectives are to restore spinal mobility, alleviate pain, and significantly enhance a patient's overall quality of life. Our ultimate goal is to grant you the freedom to live life comfortably and engage in the activities you cherish.

The procedure

During this surgical procedure, the damaged disc is carefully removed and replaced with an artificial implant meticulously crafted to function as a healthy, natural disc. This innovative approach boasts significant advantages over traditional spinal fusion surgery. Notably, it preserves crucial spinal motion and significantly reduces stress on adjacent spinal segments.

Disc replacement vs. spinal fusion

Disc replacement surgery may be a preferable alternative to spinal fusion, contingent upon the patient's condition. In certain cases, a combination of both procedures may be appropriate. Here's a comparison:

  • Preservation of motion: Disc replacement maintains spinal motion, unlike spinal fusion, which immobilizes the affected spine segment. This preservation of motion maintains flexibility and minimizes the progression of degeneration in neighboring spinal areas.
  • Pain relief: Disc replacement effectively alleviates chronic back pain and associated symptoms, reinstating both comfort and functionality to the spine.
  • Improved quality of life: Patients frequently experience an enhanced quality of life following disc replacement, with increased mobility and the capacity to enjoy their favorite activities.
  • Faster recovery time: The recovery period following disc replacement is typically shorter when compared to spinal fusion surgery, allowing patients to resume their normal routines sooner.
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Are you a candidate for disc replacement surgery?

Candidates for disc replacement should meet the following criteria:

  • Diagnosis of a painful, damaged disc in the lumbar (lower back) or cervical (neck) region.
  • Failed to achieve relief through conservative treatments such as physical therapy, medication, and injections.
  • Generally healthy and free from specific contraindications.

Our approach

At Premier Orthopaedic Associates, we take immense pride in our reputation for clinical excellence, the unparalleled expertise of our surgeons, and the lasting relationships we establish with our patients.

As pioneers in advanced spinal surgery, we offer:

  • Minimally invasive techniques
  • Expertise and experience in complex spine treatments
  • Multimodal pain control strategies to block all pain pathways
  • The use of tranexamic acid during surgery to minimize bleeding, representing a groundbreaking advancement in orthopedic surgeries
  • Muscle-sparing techniques
  • A surgeon who has pioneered advancements in neck and spine surgery
  • A steadfast focus on restoring quality of life, supported by clinically proven outcomes
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Recovery after disc replacement surgery

The recovery period following disc replacement surgery varies from one patient to another, but most individuals typically recover within four to six weeks. Our minimally invasive approach minimizes pain, causes less disruption to muscles and tissues, and involves smaller incisions, which promote faster healing and result in smaller surgical scars. Throughout the recovery journey, we closely collaborate with each patient, providing physical therapy to help regain strength and mobility.

Why Premier Orthopaedic Associates for disc replacement surgery?

Selecting a trusted surgeon at the forefront of the profession is of paramount importance. Premier Orthopaedic Associates remains unwavering in its commitment to excellence in spinal care. Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons and spine specialists boast extensive experience in performing disc replacement procedures. 

Our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with advanced diagnostic tools and surgical technologies, ensuring superior outcomes and shorter healing times. We offer a holistic approach to spinal care, incorporating a spectrum of services that encompass physical therapy and pain management. Our ultimate aim is to assist every patient we treat in returning to the activities they love, free from pain and with restored mobility.

If you're contemplating disc replacement surgery in Vineland, NJ, to alleviate chronic back pain and regain spinal mobility, we extend an invitation to schedule a consultation with our spine specialists at Premier Orthopaedic Associates. Our unwavering dedication to your health and quality of life fuels our commitment to delivering exceptional care and impeccable results in spinal disc replacement. Embark on a pain-free, active future with disc replacement at Premier Orthopaedic Associates.

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