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Disc replacement surgery inserts artificial discs in the place of damaged discs in your vertebrae.
If you have low back pain that does not respond to nonsurgical interventions, you may be a candidate for disc replacement surgery. Our specialists will use advanced imaging technology to determine whether one or more discs have broken down and whether that is the cause of your pain.
The specialists at Norton Leatherman Spine have decades of experience, specialized training and a worldwide reputation for excellent care. v provide comprehensive care.
Discs provide the spongy cushion between the vertebrae bones of your spine. Artificial replacements can restore function and movement.
This surgery typically requires a short hospital stay but sometimes may be performed on an outpatient basis. There is usually some pain or discomfort at the incision site, but most symptoms go away within a few days. Patients usually need physical therapy and can return to normal activities anywhere from two to four weeks after disc replacement surgery.
Norton Leatherman Spine is a combined team of orthopedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons from Norton Neuroscience Institute and pain management specialists who provide care for adults and children from Louisville and Southern Indiana, as well as from across the region, nation and world.
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