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National Insurance Carriers Now Cover Artificial Cervical Disc Surgery
Date:7/13/2009

Insurance carriers across the country cover artificial disc replacement surgery for the cervical spine with greater frequency. The alternative to the more popular spinal fusion is gaining ground with 200,000 Americans with spinal disorders now having potential access to artificial disc surgery through insurers. The Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch (CINN) offers cervical artificial disc surgery from some of the most well-trained neurosurgeons in the country.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 13, 2009 -- For more than a decade, Virginia Sabine endured. But the vibrant 40-year-old wanted more than unbearable neck pain and addictive medication. She wanted her life back.

In 1996, Virginia had two discs fused. Now a third disc was acting up, and she went hunting for answers. She found them in Geoff Dixon, M.D., an experienced neurosurgeon with the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch (CINN). He recommended an artificial disc for the cervical (neck) region that was unanimously approved by the Food and Drug Administration in July 2007. Neurosurgeons at CINN are among the most well-trained surgeons in the country in performing cervical artificial disc surgery and frequently are asked to teach other spine surgeons in the technique.

"The decision to go with artificial disc replacement was easy," Virginia says. "Not only was the procedure covered by insurance, but the benefits far outweighed spinal fusion."

She says that the difference between the artificial disc operation and the
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