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Cervical Discs

What is ALIF and is it Right For Me?

Low back pain is a common occurrence, and while the majority of cases will resolve with time, some people may require surgery to relieve their pain. A surgical technique called Anterior Lumbar...

Patient Education

Meet The Doctor Series: Meet Dr. Melikian

As an award-winning, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon at DISC Sports & Spine Center, Dr. Rojeh Melikian always tries to establish a unique connection with every patient. He states, “I...

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Top Questions (and Answers) About How Your Life May Change After Spine Surgery

At DISC Sports & Spine Center, we understand the concerns you might have about any permanent changes to your life after surgery. Yes, you won’t have pain any more, but what else can you expect...

Patient Education

Why You Should Insist on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

If you’re like most people, when you hear the word “surgery,” you probably envision the surgeon using a scalpel to make a long incision in order to access your internal organs and tissues. This is...

Patient Education

How to Care for Your Wound After Having Spine Surgery

After spine surgery, you will need to rest up, heal, get back on your feet, and take care of your incision. Until it seals itself against bacteria, which typically takes about three weeks, you...

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Learn More About DISC and How We Support You

We pride ourselves on helping patients get back to a healthy and active lifestyle. We start with patient education, because we know that someone who knows what to expect before, during and after...

Patient Education

When to Consider Sciatica Surgery?

Sciatica pain is no joke. Originating in your lower back, it can radiate down your hips, buttocks, legs, and even into your feet. It’s estimated that about 40 percent of people will experience...

Patient Education

Answering Your Questions About Recovering from Spine Surgery

At DISC Sports & Spine Center, we know that at the top of our patients’ minds is what to expect after the surgery happens. How quickly will you get back on your feet? How long before you can...

Patient Education

Do Alternative Treatments for Spine Care Really Work?

Americans are increasingly turning to complementary and alternative medicine when it comes to treating chronic pain and disease. If you’ve been suffering from ongoing neck or back pain, you may...

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Your FAQs About Spine Surgery: Answered!

At DISC Sports & Spine Center, our patients often have a lot of questions, especially when it comes to details of their surgery. We know that the more informed they are beforehand about what to...

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Meet The Doctor Series: Meet Dr. Khalil

Dr. Amer Khalil is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurological spine surgeon at DISC Sports & Spine Center, specializing in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery.  Dr. Khalil’s...

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DISC Sports & Spine Center is the Title Sponsor of The 2019 Governor’s Cup in Newport Beach

(Image courtesy of Tom Walker, Sail-World)

For sailors and sailing enthusiasts who aren’t familiar with the Governor’s Cup, you are in for a special treat from July 15-20. The GovCup, as it is...