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Research


Research is central to the Los Angeles Minimally Invasive Spine Institute’s mission of bringing cutting edge spine care to our patients, and reflects our interest in carrying on scientific and educational work, in addition to our clinical focus. This is what sets us apart as an institute, and not just another spine practice. Since our start in the Los Angeles area in 2005 we have endeavored to deliver access to clinical research that can make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. We have participated in device trials, medication trials and trials sponsored by the prestigious National Institutes of Health.  Below are our active spine trials.

George Rappard, MD

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The 4 Pillars of Treating Chronic Spinal pain

George Rappard MD discusses the 4 key pillars of spine care. The 4 pillars are physical therapy and chiropractic care tailored to your condition, appropriate selection of medical therapy, pain injections targeting your specific pain source and, as a last result, minimally invasive motion and stability preserving spinal surgery performed as an outpatient procedure. Through effective use of the first 3 pillars only about 5% of our patients need to go on to have back surgery or neck surgery.