Understanding Spinal Disk Problems -- Diagnosis & Treatment
What Are the Treatments for Spinal Disk Problems? continued...
The safety and long-term success of disk replacement remain to be seen, because the technology has not approached the success of artificial joints and plastic heart valves. Someday, disk replacement may be a medical option.
Will Insurance Cover Any of These Procedures?
Some of the treatment options discussed above may not be covered by your medical insurance. There may be specific criteria required by your insurance company and other options, such as disk replacement, may be considered to be experimental. To avoid paying out of pocket, call your insurance company when in doubt.