Complications of Spine Surgery

Spine surgery is a major, life changing decision. When performed for the right reasons and done correctly by an experienced, board-certified spine surgeon, it can improve one’s quality of life significantly. However, it is important to think about potential complications of spine surgery as well when considering having it done. Many people may opt out […]

5 Serious Injuries Treated by Spinal Surgery

Living with a weak, unstable or injured spine can make performing every day activities nearly impossible. In serious cases, spine injuries are completely debilitating for the individual. If you are experiencing pain due to spinal deformity or injury making the decision to undergo spinal fusion surgery might be the right choice for you. What is […]

Chiari Malformation in Los Angeles: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Chiari malformation is a condition in which the cerebellum protrudes into the spinal canal. This condition is quite rare, making it of the utmost importance to see a doctor with experience in dealing with it in order to obtain a correct diagnosis and treatment plan. Because it is such a rare abnormality and the symptoms […]

What You Need To Know About Artificial Disc Replacement

Chronic back and neck pain affect a large percentage of adults, and is often caused by a condition called degenerative disc disease. In the past, the standard treatment for degenerative disc disease was spinal fusion, which, while effective, has drawbacks such as limited spinal flexibility and potential for degeneration of the discs above and below […]

Do You Have Degenerative Disc Disease?

Degenerative disc disease is one of the leading causes of chronic back and neck pain in middle aged and older men and women. Dr. Gravori treats degenerative disc disease in Beverly Hills at ProMed SPINE, and has extensive experience with diagnosis and treatment of this common spinal disease. What is degenerative disc disease? As we […]

Top 3 Benefits of Endoscopic Spine Surgery in Valencia

In the past, back surgery was always a long, risky procedure involving a long incision to open up the back, allowing the surgeon to access the spine. The surgeon would have to work through layers of muscle and tissue, and the patient needed to be under general anesthesia. Recovery time after a traditional back surgery […]

Recover Faster With Endoscopic Spine Surgery in Valencia

One of the most prevalent myths about spine surgery is that the recovery process is long and painful. This may have been true in the past, but spine surgeons now have access to advanced technology that can greatly speed recovery time and reduce the pain associated with the recovery procedure. Dr. Todd Gravori is an expert spine surgeon who utilizes […]

The Best Sciatica Treatment Options

Los Angeles spine surgeon Dr. Gravori sees many cases of sciatica, and offers a variety of sciatica treatments in Encino. Sciatica, or radicular pain, is a term that refers to pain caused by inflammation or compression of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is fairly common, and can cause intense back pain, along with numbness or tingling that can stretch all […]

Do I Have A Spine Tumor?

A spine tumor is an abnormal growth in the spine which can cause symptoms such as back pain, neurological problems, and even paralysis. Spine tumors can be benign or malignant, but even if a tumor is non-cancerous it is still usually a good idea to try to remove it so that it doesn’t cause problems within the […]

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a spinal deformity that mainly affects children and adolescents. It involves abnormal lateral spine curvature, which in severe cases can constrict the amount of space in the chest, leading to problems breathing. Scoliosis can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy, but in most cases the cause remains unknown. Luckily, […]