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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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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...

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Dr. Port Maintains That Chronic Pain Can Be Treated Without Opioids

Chronic pain can be a complicated condition to diagnose and treat. The source of the pain and the necessary treatment is different for each individual. Dr. Michael Port explains why chronic pain...

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Dr. Kim Offers Five Simple Steps for Maintaining a Healthy Spine for World Spine Day

October 16th is World Spine Day, a day to raise awareness about spinal disorders. This year, Dr. Richard Kim has released a list of Five Simple Steps for Maintaining a Healthy Spine. Check out the...

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Ride Along With DISC Patient & Professional Street Trials Rider Danny MacAskill on His "Wee Day Out"

Three years ago, professional street trials rider Danny MacAskill came to DISC in hopes of getting a second opinion and finding the source of his lingering back and knee pain. Dr. Bray found a small...

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4 Causes of Neck Pain Within Your Power to Change Right Now

Neck pain can be caused by a wide variety of factors, from easily identifiable causes like an accident or fall to ones that are more difficult to pinpoint like sleeping in the wrong position....

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Dr. Dixon Cautions Crooked Toes May Be Much More Than Just a Concern About Appearances

While narrow, pointed-toe heels, black strappy platforms and booties are ranked among the top hot shoe trends for this fall by InStyle fashion magazine, many women cringe at the thought of wearing...

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DISC Staff Lend A Helping Hand in Honduras

Kara Filipiak has been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, spending the last 15 months as an OR Nurse at DISC Sports & Spine Center in Marina Del Rey, CA. Over that time, Kara had always wanted...