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Top 5 Things to Consider About Artificial Disc Surgery

If you are among the thousands suffering from chronic pain and limited mobility caused by a degenerative and/or herniated disc, it may be time to consider a surgical alternative. Artificial disc...

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Preparing For Recovery After ACDF Surgery

If you are a patient about to undergo anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery, commonly referred to as ACDF, you are not alone. As one of the most common forms of surgery to relieve neck...

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Your Top Resources for Finding the Best Spine Surgeon

If you suffer from chronic back pain and are tired of living with discomfort and limited mobility, we help by providing the top resources available for finding the best spine surgeon. Before we...

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New Advances in Hip Surgery with Marina del Rey, CA Orthopedic Surgeon Dean K Matsuda, MD

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Reasons to Ditch your High-Heeled Shoes

Let's face it. Not all of us are Rihanna, who can walk over a subway grate while wearing stilettos! When teetering on towering high heels in a crowd or on a slick surface, your balance is less...

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Dr. Bulczynski Offers Advice to Prevent Winter Sport Injuries

Leisure Skiing and Snowboarding aren't often thought of as being overly dangerous, but they can be if the proper precautions aren't taken. Slips and falls can lead to head and spine injuries, lack...

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Dr. Frederic Nicola Named to the 2017 Southern California Super Doctors Hall of Fame

DISC Sports & Spine Center (“DISC”) announced that renowned orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Frederic Nicola, has earned a coveted spot in the 2017 Southern California Super...

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Dr. Dixon Explains Which Running Shoes are Best for Distance Runners

Dr. Alexis Dixon is an Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon as well as an avid runner who is currently in her last weeks of preparation for the Pasadena Half Marathon. After that, she has only 2...

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From Patient to Practitioner: Dr. Melamed on Stem Cell Therapy

When Dr. Hooman Melamed first began researching Stem Cell Therapy as a treatment option in 2013, he wasn’t looking into it as a highly renowned spinal surgeon, but as a patient.

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Dr. Melamed Recommends Holistic Approach to Preventing and Treating Back Pain

Exercise is the first step in preventing sciatica. That’s the word from Dr. Hooman Melamed, a board certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon and Director of Scoliosis at DISC Sports and Spine Center in...

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Dr. Dixon Featured in Shape Magazine: Common Bone & Joint Problems for Active Women

Whether you're a runner, cyclist, kickboxer, dancer or just a regular gym-goer, active women know the pain of pushing their body to the limit. Before the pain turns into an all out injury, check...

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Dr. Dixon Discusses Why Fashionable Footwear Doesn't Have to Hurt

As an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Dixon knows better than most the high cost of constantly cramming your feet into fashionable but uncomfortable shoes. In the article below, she...