If you require a total disc replacement surgery, look no further than us at Queens Crossing Neurosurgery. Founded by Dr. Harrison Mu in New York City, our neurological center is known for providing the most effective cervical and lumbar disc replacement New York has to offer.
Artificial discs are made to replace intervertebral discs, which are damaged by certain spinal disorders such as disc herniation and degenerative disc disease. They are a replica of intervertebral discs and perform the following functions:
- Prevent bone grinding
Intervertebral discs maintain space between vertebrae and prevent bones from grinding against each other. They also create enough space for nerve roots to exit the spinal canal without any hindrance.
- Provide cushioning
Intervertebral discs have shock-absorbing properties, making it possible for the spinal column to move flexibly during rigorous activities. They prevent spinal damage by protecting vertebrae from sudden jerks and jolts.
- Allow motion
Perhaps the most important function performed by intervertebral discs is that they allow your body to move. In the absence of discs, the spinal cord would be rigid. It’s because of these discs that the body’s full range of motion is possible.
Dr. Harrison Mu and his surgical team at Queens Crossing Neurosurgery have decades of experience in doing total disc replacement surgery and alleviating people’s back and neck pain.