Elon Musk Offers Health Tips for Severe Neck and Back Pain

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) – Billionaire Elon Musk suggested that disc replacement surgery could be a game-changer for those suffering from severe neck or back pain. Musk recommended opting for a disc with limited movement for better effectiveness.

Elon Musk shared on, “If you’re experiencing severe neck/back pain, I recommend looking into a disc replacement.” He emphasized the importance of choosing a disc with limited movement over a high mobility artificial disc.

Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, revealed that disc replacement surgery helped alleviate his pain levels significantly. He mentioned how it transformed his pain from a 7 to 9 out of 10 to a more manageable 1 to 4.

Disc replacement surgery is primarily recommended for individuals experiencing severe neck pain (cervical disc) and back pain (lumbar disc). The procedure involves removing the diseased disc tissue and replacing it with an artificial disc implant made of surgical metals and specialised plastic bearings.

The artificial disc allows for natural spine motion while remaining securely attached to the surrounding vertebral bones. This surgical intervention aims to provide relief from debilitating neck and back pain, as highlighted by Elon Musk’s endorsement of the procedure.


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