Am I a Candidate Treatment Options
When conservative care such as rest and physical therapy does not relieve the pain or the other symptoms associated with a deteriorated cervical disc, you may be a candidate for neck surgery.
Dr. Zigler describes the typical care pathway for patients who are seeking relief from arm pain associated with a pinched nerve. Dr. Jack Zigler is with the Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas.
Neck surgery to replace a deteriorated disc with an artificial disc is a good option for some people. Your overall health, your symptoms, and the success of your treatment to date play a part in the determining if disc replacement surgery is a good option for you.
Dr. Jack Zigler describes how a patient becomes comfortable with the decision to go forward with neck surgery. Dr. Zigler is with the Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas.
You may be a good candidate for disc replacement surgery. The appropriate type of device and surgical technique will depend on whether you have issues at one cervical level or two adjacent levels.
Treatment with the Prestige LPTM cervical disc may be an option if
If you think you’re a candidate, talk to your doctor. If you're not a candidate for cervical disc replacement, cervical fusion may be an option for you.
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For more information, please refer to the Important Safety Information and the Prestige LP patient education brochures, which contain the complete list of indications, warnings, precautions, adverse events, clinical results, and other important medical information.
It is important that you discuss the potential risks, complications, and benefits of the Prestige LP cervical disc with your doctor prior to receiving treatment, and that you rely on your physician's judgment. Only your doctor can determine whether you are a suitable candidate for this treatment.
The Prestige LP cervical disc should only be used by surgeons who are experienced in cervical disc replacement and who have received adequate training with the device. A lack of adequate experience and/or training may result in a higher incidence of adverse events, which may require additional surgery for correction.
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.