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Tag / Artificial Disc Replacement

  



  • If you've had artificial disc replacement back surgery, these post-operation care tips will help you recover safely and keep your recovery on schedule.

  • Have you been told there’s no evidence for lumbar artificial disc replacement? If so, here are 8 proof points that will prove the need for artificial disc replacement.

  • Learn how much artificial disc replacement surgery costs and what you need to know about out-of-pocket costs.

  • EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD ALEXIS BRINKMEYER underwent lumbar artificial disc replacement surgery to fix her degenerative disc disease.

  • When Aetna became the first health care insurance provider to offer its network positive coverage for Johnson & Johnson’s Charité artificial...

  • Artificial disc replacement surgery is a popular alternative to spinal fusion. Learn how artificial discs work, how long they last, and which are FDA approved.

  • While recovery times after artificial disc replacement surgery are faster than spinal fusion surgery, the key to a full recovery is maintaining balance. Here are four areas to consider during your recovery period.

  • Dr. Francis Gamache Jr., MD, of the Hospital for Special Surgery conducted a 14-month study involving 240 patients with neck and back conditions seeking a second opinion on a spine problem that may require surgery. Of that number, “155 (65 percent) came for a second, third, or fourth surgical opinion following an earlier opinion from a surgeon who recommended an operation.” If you’re unclear as to what constitutes a second opinion, learn what they are and how to as for them in order to make an informed health decision before spine surgery.

  • Your health insurance policy covers treatment of illnesses, injuries and health conditions. When it comes to surgery, your health insurance provider may or may not cover artificial disc replacement surgery or may place certain restrictions and requirements on the procedure that need to be met before they approve.

  • When your doctor determines that artificial disc replacement surgery is the next course of action in your treatment plan, the next hurdle is your insurance. What happens when your health insurance carrier won't pay for your artificial disc replacement surgery? You and your doctor may have to file an appeal.

  
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