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How has spinal disc replacement surgery advanced?

Spinal disc replacement surgery is still an emerging technology. Experts have about 10 years of data at this point to review, and report some good success on replacement surgery on the cervical spine. In the lumbar spine, the success rates aren't quite as high. It's important to discuss the pros and cons of this procedure with your surgeon.

Multiple disc replacements (in the same person at the same time) is still considered experimental and therefore controversial.

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