Two Level Cervical Disc Replacement (Mobi-C)
Neck pain is one of the most commonly reported patient symptoms. Its causes are various, and potential treatments are similarly plentiful. One of the most common surgical treatments for neck pain from a bulging disc is the cervical discectomy and fusion. This procedure is an established standard and works well to reduce neck pain in patients. However, a downside of a cervical fusion is decreased mobility after the procedure.
If a patient wishes to maintain mobility, a single or two level cervical disc replacement using a Mobi-C artificial disc may be used as an alternative. This is a newer procedure that is becoming more and more popular due to its benefits. Read more about this surgery below and see if you are a good candidate.
Mobi-C Artificial Disc
The Mobi-C is an artificial disc for the cervical spine developed by LDR. The disc itself is composed of a plastic polyethylene insert surrounded by two metal plates. Its unique design allows for easy surgical insertion. It is also the only artificial disc approved by the FDA for two level cervical disc replacement surgeries.
Learn more about the Mobi-C artificial cervical disc in the video below:
Two Level Cervical Disc Replacement Procedure
The Mobi-C two level replacement procedure works in much the same way as any other total disc replacement procedure. Your surgeon begins by removing the degenerative discs in your cervical (neck) spine. Once the area is clear, the Mobi-C discs are inserted into the disc space. This two level disc replacement at the cervical spine is a great alternative to cervical fusion that allows a patient to retain mobility.
Learn more about the two level cervical disc replacement surgery in this video:
Twin Cities Spinal Disc Replacement Surgeon
If you are experiencing neck pain, contact Dr. Sinicropi to see if a single or two level Mobi-C disc replacement can help you return to a pain free life. You can schedule an appointment by filling out our online contact form or by calling our office at 800.234.1826.