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Neurological Spine Care

Spine x-ray

X-ray of a patient with scoliosis who had minimally invasive spine surgery to correct the abnormal curvature.

UC San Diego Health is a national leader in minimally invasive spine surgery as well as other surgical and non-surgical treatment for spinal disorders. We are the regional referral center for complex spine reconstructions.

We specialize in all spine conditions with a special emphasis on minimally invasive treatment approaches.

These include:

  • Endoscopic spine surgery
  • Minimally invasive fusion techniques
  • Spinal decompression therapy

Minimally invasive spine surgery can be done as an outpatient procedure using advanced microsurgical techniques.

Most 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 use non-surgical solutions including therapeutic exercise, injection therapy and medications.

Read about Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neurological Rehabilitation Services for spinal conditions. 

At UC San Diego Health, our spine experts are are changing the way back and neck pain is treated.  

Conditions We Treat

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Scoliosis and kyphosis

Herniated lumbar disc

Degenerative disc disease

Spinal stenosis


Osteoporosis and spine fractures

Spine tumors

Online Second Opinions

If you've received a diagnosis that requires neurosurgery and would like one of our neurosurgeons to review your X-rays and other imaging studies, UC San Diego Health offers online imaging reviews. It's an easy and affordable way to help you make an informed decision before neurosurgery. For more information, see Online Second Opinions.