The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles
Brian R. Gantwerker, MD
Neurosurgeon located in Santa Monica, CA
In the last 20 years or so, an option for replacing, rather than fusing a spinal disc is being offered. This has been show to offer increased range of motion and similar or sometimes better outcomes than fusion.
What are Artifical Discs?
- They are a replacement for the native spine disc
How are they compared to a regular disc?
- Spinal discs mimic the natural motion of discs as close as possible
What are they made of?
- They are made of a mix of sturdy materials - titanium, medical grade plastic and even porcelain
How do I know which one to ask for?
-The best bet is to make an appointment and explore the options. Artificial discs are not always possible, or the right choice for your problem. Call us at (310) 694-8300 or email us at email@example.com to understand what the choices are.
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