At Torrance Memorial, our neurologists and neurosurgeons provide expert
treatment for a full range of common and complex conditions that affect
the spine. Our team uses the latest nonsurgical and surgical therapies
to provide effective treatment that improves mobility and reduces pain,
with the goal of returning you to your daily activities.
Your team will use the latest diagnostic tools to identify and understand
your condition. Using the results of your diagnostic tests, your specialists
will create a customized treatment plan that incorporates the latest,
evidence-based therapies and participation in promising clinical trials,
if applicable — as well as additional services that support your
If nonsurgical treatments do not improve your symptoms, our neurosurgeons
will use minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible to provide
outstanding, patient-centered care.
Your multidisciplinary team will include neurologists, neurosurgeons, orthopaedic
specialists, pain management experts, social workers, and physical and
occupational therapists, who will work together to deliver leading-edge,
personalized spine treatment.
Your team will meet to discuss your condition and develop a treatment plan
that addresses your unique needs. You will receive care at Torrance Memorial
from our dedicated team of neurology and neurosurgery experts, eliminating
your need to travel far from home to access leading-edge treatments and
Nonsurgical Spine Care
In most cases, nonsurgical care is the first course of treatment for spinal
pain. Our specialists will create a personalized treatment plan for you
using the latest physical therapy, physiatry, and pain management techniques,
as well as alternative therapies to reduce pain and improve mobility.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
If nonsurgical treatments do not provide symptom relief, your physician
may recommend surgery. We perform a full range of procedures, including
artificial disc replacement, spinal fusions, and procedures to relieve
Our team takes a conservative-care surgical approach, using minimally invasive
surgical techniques whenever possible to minimize recovery time, pain,
and blood loss, while reducing the risk of complications. Our specialists
also perform microsurgery, which uses magnification to provide your surgeon
with improved visibility that leads to improved patient outcomes.
Recovery and Rehabilitation
Torrance Memorial offers a full range of services to support your recovery
after spinal surgery or injury. Our team of
Neurological Intensive Care Unit (ICU) providers will provide you with outstanding post-surgical patient care.
After your hospital stay, Torrance Memorial’s
Neurological and Stroke Rehabilitation Program will allow you to continue your recovery close to home. And, our
pain management specialists will work closely with you throughout your
treatment and recovery to safely and effectively minimize discomfort.
Research and Clinical Trials
When you choose Torrance Memorial for spine care, you will have access
to the full spectrum of research and clinical trials available at Cedars-Sinai.
Cedars-Sinai’s clinical trials and research are aimed at improving
testing methods, treatments, quality of life, and recovery for people
with a variety of neurological conditions.
Torrance Memorial’s affiliation with the neurology and neurosurgery
team at Cedars-Sinai - which is ranked among the best hospitals in the
nation for neurology and neurosurgery care by
U.S. News and World Report and recognized as Southern California’s No. 1 spine program - means
that our patients have access to some of the nation’s top doctors,
the most promising clinical trials, and the latest and best treatments.
In collaboration with Cedars-Sinai neurologists and neurosurgeons, Torrance
Memorial’s team of neurology and neurosurgery experts will provide
you with personalized spine care close to home, including surgical and
non-surgical treatment, rehabilitation, and follow-up care.