Los Angeles Minimally Invasive Spine Institute Blog

Dr. Rappard answers questions about endoscopic discectomy

Endoscopic discectomy is a high-tech minimally invasive procedure to treat back pain and sciatica. Dr. Rappard discusses the endoscopic discectomy procedure, compares it to laser surgery and talks about the rapid recovery of the procedure.

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.

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