According to Consumer Reports, eighty percent of Americans have suffered from back pain at one point in their lives. If you’re a member of this unfortunate majority, then you know how difficult back and spine pain can make performing daily activities like walking and exercising. Luckily, the board-certified doctors at La Peer Health Systems’ Spine Center of Excellence offer a number of expert spine treatments to relieve your pain and help you get back to living life.

hiking spine patientState-of-the-Art Spine Procedures

Dr. Ozoa and the staff of the Spine Center of Excellence offer the following procedures for spine pain relief.

Spine Fusion is a procedure to fuse two or more vertebrae, thereby enabling the spine to heal from injury or deformity. When performed by a board-certified surgeon like the ones at the Spine Center of Excellence, spinal fusion can reduce pain and help you resume normal activities like walking and running.

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Foraminotomy is a procedure to relieve nerve compression by removing bone and tissue. One of the advantages of this type of spine surgery is that it can be performed endoscopically, minimizing blood loss and eliminating the need for sedation. Foraminotomy offers relief for many patients suffering from back and spine pain and can be performed as an outpatient procedure at the Spine Center of Excellence.

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Lumbar Disc Replacement has only recently been approved by the FDA. For this and other reasons, the surgeons at the Spine Center of Excellence do not recommend this treatment for most patients. Contact us to learn about alternatives to lumbar disc replacement.

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Discectomy is a procedure used to remove a herniated disc from the spinal canal and relieve nerve pressure on the spine. Discectomy is often a good option for those individuals suffering from pain that seems to radiate down the arm or leg and for those patients experiencing numbness or tingling in their limbs.

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Non-surgical Spinal Decompression gently stretches the spine using a mechanical device. After fitting you with a special harness, one of our doctors at the Spine Center will instruct you to lie on a table. Using a computer, the doctor will customize the treatment to your specific needs.

Spinal Tumor Decompression is a surgical procedure to remove part or all of a tumor on the spine and can help reduce pressure and pain.

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For more information about the above procedures, or to learn about the other spine treatments offered at the Spine Center of Excellence, feel free to call us at 310.360.9119.

Why Should You Visit the Spine Center of Excellence?

Located in Beverly Hills, the Spine Center of Excellence offers excellent patient outcomes in a safe environment. Our first-class doctors, nurses and support staff work together to diagnose the causes of back and spine pain and determine the best option for alleviating your discomfort and getting you back to the activities you love.

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La Peer’s Spine Center of Excellence recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation. Contact us at (888) 564-1419 to schedule an appointment at our beautiful new Beverly Hills facility today.

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