Motion Preservation

Restoring movement and alleviating pain are two of the most common reasons people give for deciding to undergo spine and neck surgery. To ensure patients have access to the latest procedures and devices, the surgeons at Nebraska Spine Hospital actively pursue innovative techniques and approaches to spine and neck care, including motion preservation.

For many, it can be an effective option for treating spine and neck conditions that result from degeneration or injury. Specifically, these procedures help to address the need to restore the distance between vertebrae and relieve compression, to stabilize the spine and to limit or control motion.

At Nebraska Spine Hospital, the motion replacement procedures address the key areas of the spine where problems most frequently occur and include:

  • Cervical Total Disc Replacement – Surgeons reach the affected area of the cervical spine (neck) from the front, first removing the damaged disc completely and then positioning the spine to its normal position before implanting the artificial disc, resulting in the relief of pain and movement.
  • Lumbar Total Disc Replacement – Through an incision on your stomach, the surgeon removes the damaged disc completely and then replaces it with an artificial disc designed to position vertebrae to their optimal distance and relieve associated pain and movement.