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The Role of Interventional Pain Management in Chronic Back Pain

Nearly everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lives. In many cases, this pain will resolve with common treatments like rest and pain medication. But for a significant number of...

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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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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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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Is Cervical Spinal Stenosis Causing my Chronic Back Pain?

At DISC Sports and Spine Center, we recognize that determining the source of your back pain is essential to starting the right treatment plan. But with so many possible causes, you may not be sure...

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The Top FAQs Answered About Spine Care

 

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, approximately 80 percent of adults will experience lower back pain during the course of their lives. Back pain is also a...

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Meet the Doctor Series: Dr. Richard Kim

You may know Dr. Richard Kim as a neurosurgeon and spine specialist at DISC Sports & Spine Center. But at DISC, our doctors go beyond just their titles. Did you know, for example, that Dr. Kim...

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The Facts on Surgical Site Infections After Spine Surgery

The field of medicine is always evolving. Research is continuously underway to teach us not only how to treat different medical conditions, but how to do so safely and effectively. Here at DISC...

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What Is XLIF and Is It Right for Me?

Advances in spinal fusion surgery have made a tremendous difference in the way I’m able to treat my patients. When I have a patient who would benefit from a spinal fusion in their lower back, I...