Artificial Disk Replacement Surgery

This information is useful for adults
A middle-aged man stretches his back, possibly after artificial disk replacement surgery

Chances are you've had back pain at some point in your life—eight out of 10 people do. While back pain has many causes, one of the most common is degenerative disk disease, an erosion of the vertebral disks in the cervical (upper) and lumbar (lower) spine that is especially common as we age. 

The pain this causes can be incapacitating and quite disabling,” according to Yale Medicine Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation specialists, who have a long and highly respected track record in artificial disk replacement.