OPTIONS FOR TREATING A HERNIATED DISC
"Does Insurance Cover This Type Of Cervical Arthroplasty Procedure?"
by Dr. J. Alex Sielatycki
Cervical arthroplasty is covered by insurance, most all insurance is now, as far as I'm aware, do cover this. It is FDA approved and has been so for many years and it has been shown to be, in many cases, superior to fusion.
So as long as patients have gone through the appropriate steps of conservative treatment first, especially when there's not a severe neurologic deficit, we typically would recommend conservative treatment being anti-inflammatory medications, perhaps physical therapy and time.
If those things have failed and patients still have severe symptoms and wish to pursue disc replacement, that is something that is approved by the FDA and is covered by insurance and should be covered by your policy.
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