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Robert S. Bray, Jr., M.D.

Robert S. Bray, Jr., M.D.

Nicknamed “Dr. Fix-It” by The Red Bulletin, Robert S. Bray, Jr., M.D. makes an art of helping the world’s most elite athletes return to push the boundaries of performance. The neurological spine surgeon, recognized globally for his thorough diagnoses and pioneering minimally invasive approach, is quickly redefining sports medicine, one champion at a time. Dr. Bray founded the state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary DISC Sports & Spine Center (DISC) in 2006 located in Los Angeles, CA.

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Spine Health

3 Indications that You Need Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery

Did you know that a huge component of your surgeon’s job takes place before a single incision has even been made? Selecting the right surgical procedure for your individual case is necessary to help...

Artificial Discs

5 Things to Know About Artificial Disc Replacement

If you’re like most people, you probably never gave much thought to your intervertebral discs until you experienced a problem. These spongy structures sit in between the vertebrae of your spine,...


Patient Story: Ruby Rose Visits DISC for Two Herniated Discs

Ruby Rose, popular actress and model best known for her roles in Orange is the New Black and Pitch Perfect 3, doesn’t stay still for long. Recently, she’s been working on filming Batwoman, a series...

Artificial Discs

When to Get a Second Opinion about Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery

When it comes to your health, making informed decisions is important, especially when it involves serious matters like surgery. So if you’re considering spine surgery, such as artificial disc...

Herniated Discs

8 Ways to Deal with Sciatica and Sciatic Pain

If you’ve experienced sciatica, or sciatic pain, you’ve no doubt looked for ways to relieve it. The longest nerve in your body, the sciatic nerve starts in your lower back and branches off to run...

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 no...

Patient Education

Listen to a Podcast Featuring Dr. Bray

“Imagine going into the doctor in the morning to check in for spine surgery, and then going home that night and sleeping in your own bed. It seems totally unfathomable to have a serious spine surgery...

Patient Education

What Does it Mean to be Over 7 Feet Tall in the NBA - Hear from Dr. Bray

What is it like being an athlete over 7 feet tall? According to David Gardner of Bleacher Report, it is both a blessing and a curse. In Gardner’s recent article on how the demand for extremely tall...

Patient Education

6 Things to Do Before You See a Spine Surgeon

Have you decided you’re tired of living with your chronic neck or back pain and are ready to enlist the help of a spine surgeon? Congratulations! You’ve just taken the first step toward feeling...

Patient Education

What Type of Advanced Imaging is Best for Diagnosing Neck Pain?

If you strain your neck, you’ll probably experience some pain, but with time, it will likely resolve on its own. However, if you have ongoing neck pain from a degenerative disease or trauma that is...

Cervical Discs

Tips for Spine Care

Spine-related health issues have become a national epidemic. Eighty percent of Americans experience low back pain at some point, and 40 percent of Americans over the age of 40 have degenerative disc...

Patient Education

5 Ways to Overcome Chronic Neck Pain Without Neck Surgery

If you suffer from chronic neck pain but are reluctant to have surgery, there are non-surgical options that may reduce, even alleviate, your pain. Here, we explore five ways to overcome chronic neck...