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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...

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Five Common Foot & Ankle Conditions

The feet are the base of the human body and can influence the function of everything above them. Discomfort or deformity in the foot, ankle or toes can be detrimental to self-confidence, balance,...

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Q&A With Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon, Dr. Alexis Dixon

Board-eligible orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Alexis Dixon joined DISC Sports & Spine Center on September 12, 2016. Having recently completed a fellowship with Dr. James W. Brodsky at the...

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DISC Taps Two New Surgeons With Extensive Training and Unique Specializations

DISC Sports & Spine Center (DISC), California’s premier medical group providing the full scope of spinal care, orthopedics, pain management and conservative treatments, augments its respected...

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Dr. Vokshoor Issues 10 Tips for Staying Safe While Surfing

Dr. Amir Vokshoor isn't just a neurological spine surgeon, he's also an avid surfer who knows firsthand the potential perils of spending a day on the waves. To help spread the word on surfing safety,...

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WATCH: Dr. Matsuda Discusses Hip Injuries on WestsideToday

Hip injuries aren't just for the elderly. Dr. Dean Matsuda, Director of DISC's Hip Arthroscopy Center of Excellence, discusses why it's becoming more and more common for him to see younger patients,...

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Dr. Hooman Melamed: Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Dr. Hooman Melamed is a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon with a focus on minimally invasive spine surgery who specializes in stem cell therapy and the correction of failed back surgery. Dr....