Clinical Cases: Artificial Disc for Degenerative Disc Disease

45 yo with severe degenerative disc disease (DDD) of the lumbar spine continues to complain of back pain. Physical therapy, NSAIDs and opioids relieve the pain only temporary. He has had lower back pain (LBP) for 9 months.

What would you do?
The patient was referred to a spine surgeon who recommended an artificial disc.


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