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.
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.
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.
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?"