Is Private Cervical Disc Replacement Available in Canada?
Artificial disc replacement is a treatment therapy used when all other traditional therapies have failed and only after extensive testing is completed. The testing would include a discogram, which is aided by x-ray technology. This test can determine whether the patient’s pain is directly caused by a degenerative disc.
Degenerative disc disease means the disc between the vertebrae has worn down or lost some or all of its cushioning. The discs act as shock absorbers and when there is little to no cushion, it creates pain. Artificial disc replacement surgery replaces the bad disc in hopes of better mobility and pain relief by restoring the disc to its original height. This provides less risk for the adjoining discs to degenerate as seen in spinal fusions.
Finding a private spine surgeon in Canada is very tricky because there are really only a couple of surgeons practicing on a private basis. Private cervical disc replacement is very specialized and requires an experienced neurosurgeon. There is only one surgeon we know of currently doing these on a private basis. He recently started offering them after many years of research and data to feel comfortable enough that it would be a successful surgery.
If you have been told you are a candidate for private cervical disc replacement, contact us and we can facilitate this surgery for you with an experienced neurosurgeon in Canada or the US. We can be reached at 877-344-3544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.