Artificial Disc Replacement

Artificial disc replacement (ADR) is a relatively new way to treat degenerative arthritis (joint disease) in the spinal discs.

Only a few patients qualify for ADR. If your condition affects many discs or your spine is not stable, it might not be right for you. Most people who have ADR:

  • Have not had back surgery before.
  • Need only one disc replaced.

For patients who qualify, ADR has been successful and effective for treating pain and improving quality of life.

Our goal is to provide you with the best spine care. Please find our list of resources and educational materials designed to help understand your specific condition, treatment or post surgery follow up care.

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503 418-9888


Center for Health & Healing
3303 SW Bond Ave, 8th floor
Portland, OR 97239

OHSU Spine Center at Cornell West
1500 NW Bethany Blvd., Suite 195
Beaverton, OR 97006