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Artificial Discs

Five Steps that Make for a Successful Artificial Disc Replacement

Are you considering artificial disc replacement surgery? If you’ve had ongoing pain originating from a disc in your spine and conservative treatments haven’t helped, surgery may be an option. But...

Patient Education

Ways to Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain (Conservative and Surgery)

“I’ve been having a lot of pain in my lower back, and it’s traveling down my leg.” If a patient comes into DISC Sports & Spine Center with a complaint like this, it’s likely due to sciatic nerve...

News

Professional Sportbike Freestyle Rider Jason Britton Finds Relief From Neck Pain at DISC

“Being a professional stunt rider is glamorous and awesome and cool—until you crash.” These are the words of professional sportbike freestyle rider Jason Britton, who hit a wall, literally, and...

News

Meet The Doctor Series: Meet Dr. Shifflett

Dr. Grant Shifflett’s patients know they are in expert hands when they are under his care. As an orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive and microscopic surgery, Dr. Shifflett...

Patient Education

The Role of Interventional Pain Management in Chronic Back Pain

Nearly everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lives. In many cases, this pain will resolve with common treatments like rest and pain medication. But for a significant number of...

Cervical Discs

What is ALIF and is it Right For Me?

Low back pain is a common occurrence, and while the majority of cases will resolve with time, some people may require surgery to relieve their pain. A surgical technique called Anterior Lumbar...

Patient Education

Meet The Doctor Series: Meet Dr. Melikian

As an award-winning, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon at DISC Sports & Spine Center, Dr. Rojeh Melikian always tries to establish a unique connection with every patient. He states, “I...

FAQ

Top Questions (and Answers) About How Your Life May Change After Spine Surgery

At DISC Sports & Spine Center, we understand the concerns you might have about any permanent changes to your life after surgery. Yes, you won’t have pain any more, but what else can you expect...

Patient Education

Why You Should Insist on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

If you’re like most people, when you hear the word “surgery,” you probably envision the surgeon using a scalpel to make a long incision in order to access your internal organs and tissues. This is...

Patient Education

How to Care for Your Wound After Having Spine Surgery

After spine surgery, you will need to rest up, heal, get back on your feet, and take care of your incision. Until it seals itself against bacteria, which typically takes about three weeks, you...

FAQ

Learn More About DISC and How We Support You

We pride ourselves on helping patients get back to a healthy and active lifestyle. We start with patient education, because we know that someone who knows what to expect before, during and after...

Patient Education

When to Consider Sciatica Surgery?

Sciatica pain is no joke. Originating in your lower back, it can radiate down your hips, buttocks, legs, and even into your feet. It’s estimated that about 40 percent of people will experience...