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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...

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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....


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 &...


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...

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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...


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...

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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...

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How Good Postural Balance Can Prevent Equestrian Injury

Equestrianism is a high-risk sport — one in five riders will get injured at some point in their equestrian career, according to a study performed by the Department of Surgery at Oregon Health and...

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Top 10 Tips for Finding a Spine Surgeon You Can Trust

Undergoing spine surgery is a big deal, which is why it’s vital to find a surgeon you can trust. At DISC, we want you to feel confident in your diagnosis and treatment plan — and that starts with...

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Learn more about Hip Arthroplasty

Hip Arthroplasty Overview:

Hip arthroplasty, known colloquially as a hip replacement, is a surgical procedure where a damaged or diseased hip joint is replaced with an artificial joint (prosthesis)....

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Learn more about Lumbar Fusion Surgery

Lumbar Fusion Overview:

Lumbar fusion surgery, also known as spinal fusion surgery, is a procedure designed to “weld” adjacent vertebrae into one solid bone in the lower back (lumbar spine),...