Expert Back and Neck Care

At Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance, back support means more than performing procedures. It means giving you the full support of experts in every aspect of back and neck care. It means using conservative and minimally invasive approaches whenever possible, and corrective surgical treatments when necessary. It means providing pre-op classes to help you prepare for surgery, and the latest rehabilitation therapies to help you recover quickly and safely. And it means streamlining every step, from evaluation through treatment, to ease your way through the process.

In our Spine Program, we pair you with a spine-care coordinator who works with you to consider all of your options – because back support means more here.

Meet Our Spine Surgeons ›

Conditions We Treat

Our experienced team treats a wide variety of conditions affecting the back and neck, including:

  • Sciatica
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain
  • Osteoporosis and resultant spinal fractures
  • Low-back pain
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebra)
  • Myelopathy (spinal cord problems caused by compression in the neck)
  • Spinal curvature (scoliosis, kyphosis and deformities)
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Radiculopathy (pinched nerves)
  • Flatback deformity
  • Failed neck surgery

Treatments We Provide

Non-surgical treatments

  • Physical therapy
  • Physical and rehabilitation medicine (physiatry)
  • Pain-relieving injections
  • Non-narcotic medications
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy, facet denervation and rhizotomy (injection procedures to quiet nerve pain)
  • Disc biacuplasty (a treatment for damaged discs that uses heat to interrupt pain signals)

Minimally-invasive surgical treatments

  • Microsurgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Microdecompression
  • Laminotomy (cervical & lumbar)
  • Anterior interbody fusion via lateral approach (XLIF)
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Lumbar interbody fusion (XLIF)

Other surgical treatments

  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Laminectomy/laminoplasty 
  • Spinal fusion
  • Corpectomy
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Interlaminar stabilization
  • Interspinous fusion
  • Micro endoscopic posterior discectomy
  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)
  • Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PILF)
  • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)
  • Sclerosis surgery 

Pre-Op Orientation Classes
We offer pre-op spine classes on the first Tuesday of each month to help you prepare for your upcoming surgery. In the class, you’ll learn how to prepare at home, what to expect during your hospital stay, how physical therapy may help afterwards, and more. We’ll also take time to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have. Learn more ›

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