The Spine Pro - Dr. Hooman Melamed

Why the Lumbar Spine Is Essential to Maintaining an Active Los Angeles Lifestyle

Dr. Hooman M. Melamed, M.D. is a Los Angeles based Orthopedic Spine Surgeon who specializes in cutting edge patient treatment and care including the use of minimally invasive spine surgery and lumbar spine procedures. His office is located at 13160 Mindanao Way, Suite 300 Marina del Rey, CA (310-574-0405).


Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/26/2015 -- In the fast paced environment of Los Angeles, people often do not recognize the importance of making sure their spine is in good health until something goes wrong. An area of the spine that is particularly vulnerable resides in the lower back and is referred to as the Lumbar spine. Anyone who has experienced lower back pain will understand how important it is to take care of the spine in order for it not to decrease their quality of life. Orthopaedic spine surgeon Dr. Hooman Melamed, a leading Los Angeles spine surgeon, has been a long time advocate of promoting spine health and treats the full range of disorders that cause lumbar spine issues.

The lumbar spine can be found between the rib cage and the pelvis and consists of five or in some cases six vertebrae that are referred to collectively as the lumbar vertebrae. The lumbar vertebrae are the largest segments of the vertebral column and are stacked on top of one another with cushion-like discs in-between called intervertebral discs.

There are a range of different conditions that can affect the lumbar spine, including a herniated disc, lumbar spinal stenosis, lumbar spine trauma, lumbar spine vertebral tumors and lumbar spine deformity. Treatment for lumbar spine conditions ranges from pain medication and physical therapy through to surgery. When experiencing any issues with the spine, the most important step is seeing a specialist spine doctor such as Dr.Melamed in order to correctly diagnose the problem, and find the best treatment plan for the individual.

Dr. Melamed is recognized as one of the best spine surgeons in the country, offering specialist procedures such as minimally invasive surgery that are not offered elsewhere. Lumbar spine surgery procedures that he and his team offer include, lumbar spine microdiscectomy, lumbar laminectomy, spine fusion surgery and lumbar spine disc replacement.

Full details outlining each of the procedures mentioned above can be found on Dr. Melamed's website alongside an expanded explanation of the disorders affecting the lumbar spine. Dr. Melamed and his team welcome direct questions regarding any of the previously mentioned topics relating to spine health and treatment options.

About Dr Hooman Melamed
Dr Hooman Melamed is a Los Angeles based orthopedic spine surgeon with a reputation for superior patient care and particular expertise in the treatment of lumbar spine conditions. Dr. Melamed and his team are based in Beverly Hills and Marina del Rey. Further information on the range of specialist spine procedures offered by Dr. Melamed can be found on his website, or by contacting his team directly on (310)574-0405. His primary office is located at 13160 Mindanao Way, Suite 300 Marina del Rey, CA.