Spine Institute

The Spine Program at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance provides a multidisciplinary approach to evaluation and treatment.

Our Spine Program streamlines the way patients navigate through the process. A Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance spine care coordinator will work with you to consider all options — from conservative approaches to minimally invasive surgery to ongoing management of pain.

Our Spine Surgeons ›

Spine Conditions and Treatments

Our team of expert spine surgeons are able to treat a variety of conditions affecting the neck, back and spine, including:

  • Sciatica
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain
  • Osteoporosis and resultant spinal fractures
  • Low back pain
  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Myelopathy, spinal cord dysfunction due to compression in the neck
  • Spinal curvature - scoliosis/kyphosis/deformities
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Radiculopathy
  • Flatback deformity
  • Failed neck surgery

Spinal treatments include minimally-invasive approaches, corrective surgical procedures as well as the latest conservative healing and rehabilitation practices.

Minimally-invasive spinal surgeries

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

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

Non-surgical Treatment Options

  • Physical Therapy
  • Physical and Rehabilitation medicine
  • Pain-relieving injections
  • Non-norcotic medicaitons
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy, facet denervation and rhizotomy
  • Disc biacuplasty

Spine Surgery Orientation Class

Pre-Op Orientation Classes

Pre-op spine classes are offered at PLCOM-T on first Tuesday each month. The purpose of the class is to prepare the patient for hospitalization. Class will include preparations for home, personal daily goals during your hospital stay, and the role for physical therapy intervention and answer any questions or concerns. Learn more ›

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