Saturday, August 9, 2014

Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery – Advantages of non fusion surgery in patients with chronic spine pain

Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery


Artificial disc replacement, a non spinal fusion surgery, is a procedure of replacing a painful disc that has been a reason of chronic back pain with an artificial disc that is structurally similar to the damaged disc. Since artificial discs share similar functions as those of natural discs i.e act as shock absorbers in the neck or back, ADR surgery provides pain relief without compromising the spine’s natural anatomical structure.  


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Advantages of Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery over Spinal Fusion surgery


Artificial disc replacement surgery aims at reducing chronic back pain with improving mobility in the spine. ADR surgery is a new procedure and is an alternative to spinal fusion surgery. The major disadvantage of spinal fusion surgery is that it stops movement at the fused joint due to which there is accelerated movement in other joints thereby increasing the chances of degeneration of discs at the adjacent levels of the spine.

Artificial disc replacement surgery, on the other hand, replaces the worn out or degenerated disc with a mechanical devise which functions to restore motion at that level. The sophisticated artificial disc used in ADR surgery has two metallic end plates and a plastic center which is designed to help align the spine along with maintaining natural flexibility of the spine. The artificial disc thus mimics the natural spinal disc in allowing it to twist and bend even at the time when it is maintaining normal spinal position. ADR surgery can be performed on lumbar or cervical spine.

Deciding your candidacy for an ADR surgery:

You are a candidate for an ADR surgery if:

·         You have not responded well to conservative treatments like medication and physiotherapy for more than 6 months.
·         Inter-vertebral discs in lumbar or cervical spine have been a cause of your back pain
·         There is no significant nerve compression or facet joint disease
·         You are not excessively overweight
·         You don’t have any spinal deformity (scoliosis)
·         You did not have any major primary surgery

ADR is contra-indicated for those:

·         Who need multiple level spinal surgeries
·         Who have spinal instability
·         Who have severe osteoposrosis

Artificial Disc replacement surgery in India


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IndiCure stands among the most trusted names for providing high quality surgical procedures in association with best doctors in India. Being the pioneer medical tourism company in India and having served numerous clients from across the world, IndiCure takes pride in being the best medical tourism company in India offering medical procedures at the most renowned hospitals in India.

ADR surgery is performed at some of the best spine surgery hospitals in India that are of international repute and have standards similar to those of India’s western counterparts. The cost of spinal surgery in India is much affordable and cheaper than what it costs in the western countries. IndiCure offers ADR surgery at highly economical prices negotiated with the most expert spinal specialists.


To know more about ADR surgery, write in to us at info@indicure.com or call us at +91 98184 62127 or +91 93200 36777 or chat with us at Skype@Indicure.

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