Considering surgery to treat a damaged cervical disc?

The Synergy Disc® is now available through a new, no cost clinical study.

Do you struggle with pain, numbness or tingling in your neck, shoulder, or arms?

It may be due to a damaged cervical disc in your neck - and you have options.

Right now, spine surgeons at select US centers are conducting a new clinical study that may be able to help. The study is for the Synergy Disc® - an investigational, artificial cervical disc designed to relieve pain while maintaining motion in the spine.

If you've been told you may have a damaged spinal disc in your neck, or that you may need spinal fusion surgery - we invite you to see if the Synergy Disc clinical study is right for you. If you qualify and choose to join the study, you will receive the Synergy Disc procedure and all study-related care at no cost.

When placed, the Synergy Disc is designed to mimic your spine's natural range of motion

What is the Synergy Disc®?

Cervical discs act as shock absorbers between the bones in the upper spine/neck. Sometimes a cervical disc will get damaged either due to an accident or just normal wear and tear as we age. A damaged cervical disc can put pressure on nearby spinal nerves, causing pain, tingling or numbness in the neck, shoulder or arm.

If medications and physical therapy fail to provide relief, your doctor may recommend spinal fusion surgery. While effective at eliminating pain, spinal fusion also elminates motion.

Artificial disc replacement may offer an alternative to spinal fusion. In this procedure, once the damaged disc is removed, it is replaced with a specialized implant called an artificial disc. The artificial disc is designed to restore proper spacing, while preserving motion associated with a healthy disc.

The Synergy Disc® is an investigational, next-generation artificial cervical disc designed to mimic your spine's natural range of motion. The Synergy Disc is currently available in Europe and Australia, and is being off

ered in the US through a new clinical study. If you qualify and choose to join the study, you will receive the Synergy Disc procedure and all study-related care at no cost.

Why Participate?

If you've been told you may have a damaged spinal disc in your neck, or that you may need spinal fusion surgery, you may be interested in a new clinical study. The study is for the Synergy Disc® - an investigational, next-generation artificial disc designed to relieve pain while maintaining natural motion in the spine. If you qualify and join the study you will receive:

  • Evaluations of your pain by a local spine surgeon.
  • The Synergy Disc procedure and all study-related care at no cost.
  • Compensation for time and local travel to attend routine follow-up visits over a 2-year period.

See If You Qualify

To see if you might qualify for the Synergy Disc Clinical Study, and to get connected
with your local study center to learn more, please take the questionnaire below:

  1. How did you first learn about the Synergy Disc Clinical Study?

  2. Please enter your zip code so that we can find the nearest study location:

  3. If you qualify and choose to join the study, would you be able to travel to this location for your cervical disc procedure and 5 follow-up visits over a 2-year period to evaluate your progress? Please note: you will be compensated for your time and travel to attend these visits.

  4. Are you 18 – 70 years old?

  5. Do you currently experience pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in your neck, shoulder, or arm?

  6. Is your pain only in the back of your neck and is it your only problem?

  7. Have you been diagnosed by a doctor as having a problem with one of the cervical discs in your upper spine/neck?

  8. Have you ever been told by a doctor that you have 2 or more damaged discs in your neck or upper spine that may require surgery?

  9. Have you ever had surgery on your cervical/upper spine?

  10. Have you ever had an MRI or CT scan of your upper spine?

  11. Do you take daily insulin for diabetes?

  12. Have you been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or ankylosing spondylitis?

  13. Within the past 5 years have you been treated for any cancers (other than non-melanoma skin cancer)?

  14. Participants in the study will receive the Synergy Disc procedure at no cost. However, certain diagnostic tests and follow-up visits that are considered ‘standard of care’ will be billed to your insurance company, so you may be responsible for certain co-pays depending on your insurance plan. Your local study site will be able to give you more detail on this to help you make an informed decision - but we just wanted to make sure you were comfortable with proceeding:

Atlantic Brain and Spine A graduate of both Yale and Stanford, Dr. Jae Lim is a board-certified spine surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery and robotic spine surgery, significantly reducing surgical impact and recovery times. (703) 876-4270
8501 Arlington Blvd. Suite 330
Fairfax
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