Your Source for Lumbar Disc Replacement in New Jersey
When patients seek lumbar disc replacement surgery, New Jersey orthopedic surgeon Dr. Joshua Rovner provides highly-specialized surgical expertise that patients trust. As a highly-regarded and award-winning spine surgeon in NJ, lumbar disc replacement surgery is one procedure that Dr. Rovner specializes in.
About Lumbar Disc Replacement Surgery
Lumbar disc replacement is procedure of the lower lumbar spine that replaces damaged, pain-inducing discs with stronger artificial discs. Similar to all forms of surgery, lumbar disc replacement is only recommended if all other non-surgical treatment methods have not created sustainable changes.
Benefits of Lumbar Disc Replacement
After patients undergo lumbar disc replacement surgery, they are often relieved of pain they’re experiencing in low back, hips, and/or legs as a result of herniated discs or degenerative disc disease. The damaged disc irritates spinal nerves that have roots in the spinal cord near the disc. By removing it, the pressure on the nerve is released and the pain will be relieved.
An additional benefit of lumbar disc replacement over discectomy and fusion is preserving greater range of motion in the low back and spine. This surgical procedure can also result in faster healing times and can decrease the chances of other discs in your neck degenerating.
Dr. Rovner will explore this option with you during your consultation. But he will only recommend it as a last resort when non-surgical treatment options have failed and if this is the appropriate treatment for your individual problem.
Lumbar Disc Surgery:
What to Expect
Disc Replacement Surgery
At Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics in New Jersey, we use state-of-the-art technology and spine surgery procedures. This enables patients of disc replacement surgery to go home the same day or just one day after the procedure and return to your normal life quickly in most cases. You should feel some relief from your arm and neck pain almost immediately. This all depends on how long you were experiencing your symptoms and how irritated your spinal nerves were by the herniated disc.
Of course, you’ll receive more detailed and specific instructions for your recovery from Dr. Rovner after the procedure. He’ll be happy to answer any and all questions you have. You’ll be scheduled for post-surgery appointments to verify that your recovery is going as expected.
When you pursue lumbar disc surgery with our practice, Dr. Rovner will be an active role in all aspects of your care, from your first consultation, through choosing your treatment plan, and through your recovery.