What is Spinal disc replacement?

Category: Surgeries

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A spinal disc replacement is a surgery usually done in degenerative disc diseases and related disorders. It involves removing the affected discs and replacing with an artificial disc.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Herniated disc 3 0
Spinal cord injury 2 3
Cervical spinal stenosis (neck) 1 1
Degenerative disc disease 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
0
None
3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Spinal disc replacement

Side effect Patients
Cervical radiculopathy 1
Cervicogenic headache 1
Lower back pain on waking 1
Neck pain 1
Pain in legs 1
Pain in shoulders 1

Duration

Stopped having Spinal disc replacement

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 10
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Spinal disc replacement.