FDA Approves Cervical Disc Implant Treatment

Posted by Admin on August 28, 2007
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the Prestige disc implant device to treat degenerative disc disease of the cervical spine. Medtronic has created the first artificial disc for insertion into the neck to allow a larger degree of movement than the traditional spinal fusion treatment. Medtronic has agreed to conduct a seven year study as part of the FDA approval agreement. The company performed a clinical trial observing 541 patients receiving treatment for cervical degenerative disc disease comparing Prestige Cervical Disc to spinal fusion. The results found Prestige to have a greater degree of neurological success as well as fewer revision surgeries. The device is made of a stainless steel two-piece ball-and-trough configuration that functions like a joint and offers the greatest potential for neck mobility.

Another alternative treatment to spinal fusion is the non-surgical cervical spinal decompression technique. Technology like the DRX9000 gently applies traction to take pressure off the damaged disc which stimulates healing and pain relief. Depending on the severity of the condition, all patients should evaluate all non invasive options before undergoing surgery to correct degenerative disc disease.

Disclaimer
Featured Specialities:
Featured Doctors:

Valley Spinal Decompression Center

Dr. Bruce Shannahoff, D.C.

5363 Balboa Blvd. Suite 430
Encino, CA 91316
Call: 818-789-3244

MedWell Spine & Neuropathy Center

 MedWell, L.L.C.

33 Central Ave
Midland Park, NJ 07432
Call: 201-632-1900

Keller Chiropractic

Dr. Melinda Keller, D.C.

729 Wythe Ave.
Williamsburg, NY 11211
Call: 888-258-6297

 Associates in Family Chiropractic & Natural Health Care, P.C.

156 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
Call: (203) 838-1555

Ferraro Spine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Peter Ferraro, D.C.

230 Midland Ave
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
Call: 888-797-1692

Empire Physical Medicine & Pain Management

Dr. Steven S. Moalemi, M.D.

551 5th Avenue Ste. 525
New York, NY 10176
Call: (888) 898-7795

Optimal Wellness Network

Dr. Damon Noto, MD

777 Terrace Avenue, 4th Floor
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
Call: 877-412-4838