At the USC Spine Center of Keck Medicine of USC, we understand and treat the varied and complex clinical problems that are associated with the neck and the back. Together, our team of experts are able to customize each patient’s treatment plan with his or her specific needs and condition in mind.
Unique to the USC Spine Center is true comprehensive, coordinated care. We offer our patients a conservative approach to spine care providing the most appropriate treatment options, both nonsurgical and surgical, tailored to each patient’s specific need. As part of our complete range of comprehensive care, our services also include diagnostic testing, pain management and occupational therapy.
Our spine specialists are dedicated to developing new techniques and instrumentation for spine surgery. We participate in clinical trials that assess the best treatment regimen. Our goal is to develop new and effective approaches to alleviate spine and back pain for our patients.
Common Conditions We Treat
We are the number one source for second opinions offering advanced diagnostic testing and treatment plans for patients with complex conditions.
Cervical Spine Infections »
Cervical Spine Tumors »
Chiari Malformations »
Craniocervical Junction Disorder »
Craniocervical Tumors »
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) »
Herniated Disc »
Low Back DDD »
Low Back Pain »
Neck DDD »
Neck Pain »
Osteoporosis and Compression Fractures »
Radiculopathy – Arm Pain »
Rheumatoid Arthritis »
Scoliosis and Kyphosis »
Spinal Cord Injury »
Spinal Cord Tumors »
Spinal Tumors »
Spinal Stenosis and Myelopathy »
Spine Deformity »
Spine Trauma »
Spine Tumor »
Spondylolysis and Spondylosthesis »
Sports Injuries »
Tethered Cord Syndrome »
Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures »
Thoracolumbar Spine Infections »
Thoracolumbar Spine Tumors »
Other Spine Conditions »
Minimally Invasive Surgery
At the USC Spine Center, our goal is to provide the most advanced and cutting-edge minimally invasive surgical (MIS) treatments for patients with degenerative and complex spinal disorders. Minimally invasive spine surgery is a procedure that allows for treatment through small incisions and targeted approaches to decrease muscle and soft tissue injuries. With smaller incisions and more targeted approaches in MIS, there is an overall decrease in soft tissue damage leading to quicker recovery and decreased surgical infection rates. Clinical studies have demonstrated that MIS decreases surgical blood loss, hospitalization time, overall recovery time and time away from work.
We also provide a wide range of traditional surgical treatment options, which include:
Posterior Lumbar Fusion »
Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion »
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion »
Anterior Lumbar Corpectomy and Fusion »
Artificial Disc Replacement »
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion »
Anterior Cervical Corpectomy and Fusion »
Microscopic Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy »
Posterior Cervical Fusion »
At the USC Spine Center, our physicians have access to a host of non-operative treatments to design a treatment plan that best fits the patient’s lifestyle. Not all back or neck conditions require surgery. In fact, many ailments can be treated with a conservative approach.
Non-surgical options can include: