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What is ACDF (Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion)?

If you've recently been advised that your chronic neck pain can be remedied by ACDF surgery, it's time to start preparing for the operation. No surgery should be entered into without first...

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Comparing Artificial Disc, ACDF and Understanding the Cervical Frame

If you are suffering from chronic neck pain, you may be curious about the difference between artificial disc replacement and the procedure known as ACDF (anterior cervical discectomy and fusion)....

Cervical Discs

Questions to Ask Your Physician About Cervical Spinal Fusion (Arthrodesis) Surgery


If you think you might be a candidate for cervical spinal fusion, it's time to have a thoughtful conversation with your doctor. No one should approach surgery without investigating all of the...

Patient Education

Top 5 Things to Consider About Artificial Disc Surgery

If you are among the thousands suffering from chronic pain and limited mobility caused by a degenerative and/or herniated disc, it may be time to consider a surgical alternative. Artificial disc...

Patient Education

Preparing For Recovery After ACDF Surgery

If you are a patient about to undergo anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery, commonly referred to as ACDF, you are not alone. As one of the most common forms of surgery to relieve neck...

Patient Education

Your Top Resources for Finding the Best Spine Surgeon

If you suffer from chronic back pain and are tired of living with discomfort and limited mobility, we help by providing the top resources available for finding the best spine surgeon. Before we...

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New Advances in Hip Surgery with Marina del Rey, CA Orthopedic Surgeon Dean K Matsuda, MD

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Reasons to Ditch your High-Heeled Shoes

Let's face it. Not all of us are Rihanna, who can walk over a subway grate while wearing stilettos! When teetering on towering high heels in a crowd or on a slick surface, your balance is less...

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Dr. Bulczynski Offers Advice to Prevent Winter Sport Injuries

Leisure Skiing and Snowboarding aren't often thought of as being overly dangerous, but they can be if the proper precautions aren't taken. Slips and falls can lead to head and spine injuries, lack...

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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.