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Common Sports Medicine Injuries and Prevention

Playing sports is a great way to maintain physical fitness in a fun and challenging environment, build and maintain teamwork skills, and enjoy healthy competition. However, all sports come with the...

Patient Education

Learn more about Lumbar Herniated Disc

A lumbar herniated disc, also known as a slipped disc or ruptured disc, is a common spinal condition where the nucleus pulposus, an inner gel-like material, of an intervertebral disc protrudes...

Patient Education

Learn more about Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome

Tethered spinal cord syndrome (TSCS) is a neurological disorder characterized by an abnormal attachment of the spinal cord to surrounding tissues, typically at the base of the spine. This abnormal...

Knee Replacement

Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery at DISC

Dr. James Chen is a highly skilled orthopedic surgeon who was enlisted by DISC to bring a best-in-class total joint replacement program to its renowned DISC Surgery Center at Newport Beach. Dr. Chen...

Patient Education

Learn more about Radiculopathy

Radiculopathy, colloquially called a “pinched nerve,” is a condition where the nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord become compressed or inflamed, leading to pain, weakness, numbness, or...

Meet the Doctor

Meet Dr. James Chen, Expert Robotics Surgeon

Dr. James Chen is an orthopedic surgeon and hip and knee replacement specialist at DISC who was inspired to go into orthopedic surgery after playing football as a Division One athlete in college....

News

DISC in the News: March 2024 Round-Up

March has been an exciting month for DISC Sports & Spine Center, as our expert surgeons have weighed in on a variety of health and wellness topics for stories in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News &...

News

DISC Named #1 Physician Practice in LA by Castle Connolly

DISC was named the #1 physician practice in Los Angeles by Castle Connolly, the esteemed medical publishing organization. Every year, the firm compiles its list of the top doctors and medical groups...

Patient Education

5 Myths About Spine Surgery

When faced with the prospect of spine surgery, it's natural to feel apprehensive and uncertain. Misconceptions and myths can often cloud our judgment, influencing our decisions and potentially...

Patient Education

Learn More About Knee Treatments at DISC

Knee pain can really take a toll on your quality of life, disrupting daily activities and limiting your mobility. Whether you’re dealing with discomfort due to injury, arthritis or other orthopedic...

News

Meet the Doctor Series: Meet Dr. Brett Shore

Dr. Brett Shore is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine and hip specialist who joined DISC after nearly a decade leading a division at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California. Learn more about...

Patient Education

When to Consider a Second Opinion for Spine Surgery

Spine surgery is a serious procedure to undergo, so it makes sense why patients may consider getting a second opinion for additional insights in order to make a well-informed decision about their...