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DISC Sports and Spine Center (DISC) is one of America’s foremost providers of minimally invasive spine procedures and advanced arthroscopic techniques. Our individually picked, highly specialized physicians apply both established and innovative solutions to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate their patients in a one-stop, multi-disciplinary setting. With a wide range of specialists under one roof, the result is an unmatched continuity of care with more efficiency, less stress for the patient, and a zero MRSA infection rate.

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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...

Patient Education

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...

Patient Education

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)....

Patient Education

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),...

Patient Education

Learn more about Knee Replacement

Undergoing a knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty, is a big decision to make. Plus, there are a lot of options for knee surgeons out there, so it can be confusing for patients to...

Patient Education

Learn More About Lumbar Stenosis

Lumbar spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back, typically due to age-related changes or structural issues. It causes the small spaces between the vertebrae to become...

Patient Stories

Dr. Leia Rispoli Shares Advice on Age-Related Pain

For Leia Rispoli, MD, a former college athlete, being active and physically fit is an integral part of who she is. She became a double-board-certified interventional pain management specialist and...

Patient Stories

From the OR to the Fairway: Dr. Grant Shifflett’s Love for Golf

Jeff is a serious golf enthusiast who had always dealt with mild back pain – until one day he was golfing and couldn’t even bend down to pick his golf ball up. After trying injections, physical...

Patient Education

What is PRP? A Q&A with Dr. Vivek Barbaria

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that has shown promising results in promoting tissue regeneration and healing for a variety of conditions, including orthopedic...

Patient Education

Saddle Up for Success: Sagittal Imbalance Versus Equestrian Performance

In the world of equestrian sports, the rider must coordinate with their horse to perform in sync. It’s a full body exercise, not just for the horse, but for the rider too, as their fitness, balance...

Cervical Discs

Now Enrolling Patients in Clinical Study on Artificial Disc Replacement

Drs. Ali H. Mesiwala and Grant D. Shifflett are participating in the two-level pivotal study involving safety and effectiveness of the Orthofix M6-C™ artificial cervical disc compared to anterior...

Patient Education

Learn More About Sciatica: What It Is and How To Treat It

Sciatica is a term used to describe symptoms rather than a specific medical condition. It’s typically caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in the body...