Arthoplasty is Better for Herniated Disks in Neck – Says Research

Neurosurgeons from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have found that the neck surgery arthoplasty can reduce the complications of the condition herniated disks. The results of the study are presented at the 79th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in Denver, on April 2011.

The findings are going to impact 200,000 Americans who undergo this surgery in order to get relief from the pain and muscle weakness in the neck. The new study does not pose any threat to the already existing older ways of surgery. But, according to the experts those belong the age of 50 and suffering from herniated discs can get highly benefited on undergoing this surgery.

Though several models of this technique are approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States, doctors still carry out the older surgeries. This is owing to the constraint that not all insurance companies cover these surgeries.

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