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Videos

Anatomy of the Spine

The spine is made of 33 individual bones stacked one on top of the other. This spinal column provides the main support for your body, allowing you to stand upright, bend, and twist, while protecting the spinal cord from injury.

Where Lower Back Pain Begins

Where lower back pain begins. Lower back pain is a common problem that severely impacts the quality of your life. It can limit your ability to be active. It can cause you to miss work. Many different causes may lead to pain in your lower back

Part 1: Your Upcoming Spine Surgery, an Overview

Introduction by Jana Evenhouse, RN.  The first video in a series produced for patients on how to prepare for a successful spine surgery.

Part 2: Preparing for your Spine Surgery

In this video hosted by Leah Lovely, PA-C, patients are provided with a pre-operative checklist of medical tests and procedures that are common for patients to expect before surgery, and how to prepare your home environment for a successful recovery.

Part 3: What to Expect in the Hospital

Ronald Kall, MD, explains what to expect in the hospital, and options that may be available to patients for post-surgical recovery.

Part 4: Physical and Occupational Therapy After Spine Surgery

Claire Castiglioni, DPT, and Caitlin Greene, OTD,  describe physical and occupational therapy options that may be available to patients following their spine surgery at Keck Medicine of USC.

Part 5: What to Expect After Having Spine Surgery

Raymond Hah, MD, describes the experience of returning home after spine surgery and precautions patients should take to ensure a positive recovery experience.

When should I see a spine surgeon?

Dr. John C. Liu, from the USC Spine Center at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles, answers the question, "When should I see a spine surgeon?"

Are there minimally invasive treatments for back pain?

Dr. John C. Liu, from the USC Spine Center at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles, answers the question, "Are there minimally invasive treatments for back pain?"

Should I see a chiropractor?

Dr. John C. Liu, from the USC Spine Center at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles, answers the question, "Should I see a chiropractor?"