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What is Artificial Disc Replacement (ADR)?
Artificial disc replacement (ADR) can be life-changing for many patients. ADR is a safe, minimally invasive, surgical procedure that helps to eliminate pain, restore spinal movement, and overall improve quality of life. The procedure is a highly effective and safe process, with patients typically returning to everyday activities within a few weeks after surgery.
Benefits of ADR
ADR is a surgical procedure that offers patients a long-term solution to pain related to disease, deterioration, and trauma of a spinal vertebrae.
This advanced procedure is a targeted pain relief solution offered as an outpatient option for patients suffering from chronic back pain, weakness, and tingling emanating from a degenerating disc(s).
ADR is a type of arthroplasty using artificial disc implants whereby the damaged disc is removed and replaced by an implant.
ADR procedures are typically done in an outpatient setting with no hospital stay, helping you to get back on your feet faster than ever.
Unlike with spinal fusion treatments, ADR allows your spine to bend, twist, and flex normally, preserving your range of motion.
ARTIFICIAL DISC REPLACEMENT
Types of ADR
Cervical Disc Replacement is a type of artificial disc replacement that occurs in the cervical region (the neck and upper back) of the spine. The procedure removes a damaged vertebral disc and replaces it with an artificial “joint” that acts in the same way as a natural vertebral disc. This will allow the spine to rotate, bend and flex without causing pain.
Lumbar Disc Replacement is a surgical procedure to remove a damaged disc in the lower spine and replace it with an artificial disc. When a disc in your lumbar region is damaged or pinches nerves, removing and replacing it with an artificial lumbar disc can help relieve pain and restore mobility.
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A Word From
Dr. Cuéllar About ADR
At Cuéllar Spine, we want to support the best possible outcome decision for you and your pain-free future. Our team will help you to determine which procedure makes the most sense for your current spinal condition and for your future pain management plan.
Although not all patients are eligible for ADR, one can see the advantages of either when it comes to addressing chronic back pain. The clearest advantage to ADR is that the surgery allows a patient to preserve motion and agility in the spine. This advantage is very important for patients who have plans to remain active throughout their lives.
Chronic back pain can be debilitating. ADR is one way that we can help patients be relieved of pain, and get their lives back on track. ADR can often be performed as an outpatient surgery with a faster recovery time than spinal fusion and also allows active patients to maintain their healthy lifestyles. Request a consultation today to speak to Dr. Cuéllar and his team regarding your condition.
ADR vs. Spinal Fusion
Which Option is the Best
Treatment for your Condition?
There are multiple pros and cons to consider when deciding between ADR and spinal fusion. Although spinal fusion has been in practice by experts for many years, ADR offers some greater benefits to patients from both a short and long-term perspective, such as increased range of motion and faster recovery time. However, ADR is not for everyone. Dr. Cuéllar works with you to decide which course of treatment is best for your spine care.
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