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The majority of individuals with spinal conditions don’t need surgery to get better. When a thorough exam and diagnosis has been made, we work with you to utilize non-operative solutions including therapeutic exercise, injection therapy and medications. Read more about Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation Services for spinal conditions.
If you need surgery, UC San Diego Health System has the experience and expertise to treat your spine condition in the least invasive way possible. During an outpatient procedure using advanced microsurgical techniques, UC San Diego spine surgeons are changing how back and neck pain is treated. Preserve motion and muscle, and get on your feet faster with minimally invasive spine surgery.
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Scoliosis is an abnormal (side-to-side) curvature of the spine. Kyphosis is a curving of the spine that causes a bowing or rounding of the back, which leads to a hunchback or slouching posture.
Minimally Invasive treatments for scoliosis and kyphosis:
A herniated disc is a tear in the disc ring between two vertebrae that allows soft tissue to bulge out. Also known as a "slipped" or ruptured disc.
Minimally invasive treatments for lumbar herniated disc:
Minimally invasive treatments for cervical herniated disc:
Degenerative disc disease is chronic pain due to degeneration of the intervertebral discs.
Minimally invasive degenerative disc disease treatments of the lumbar and thoracic spine:
Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal causing irritation of the spinal cord or spinal nerve roots. Spinal stenosis can occur in the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine.
Minimally invasive spinal stenosis treatments:
Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which a bone (vertebra) in the spine slips out of the proper position onto the bone below it.
Minimally invasive spondylolisthesis treatments:
Osteoporosis frequently results in compression fractures caused by degeneration of the spine. Spine fractures are also caused by traumatic injury. Fractures can occur in the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine.
Minimally invasive lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine fracture treatment:
Spine tumor treatments
William Taylor, MD Spine Surgery Center Program Director, national leader in minimally invasive surgery for all spine diseases
David Barba, MD Conditions of the lumbar and cervical spine
Justin Brown, MD Diagnosis and repair of peripheral nerves
Joseph Ciacci, MD Spinal trauma and complex spine reconstruction
Andrew Nguyen, MD
Minimally invasive surgery for spinal disorders
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