• Top Doctor Awards Magazine

  • How Do Stem Cells Treat Back Pain?

  • Dr. Melamed Recognized As Top Doctor By Castle Connolly

  • Life After Fusion Back Surgery

  • 10 Tips to Prepare for Back Surgery

  • Eight Ways Stress Can Lead to Weight Gain

Dr. Hooman M. Melamed's Blog

How Do Stem Cells Treat Back Pain?

Stem cell therapy may be an option if you suffer from chronic back pain that limits your activities. With natural healing properties, stem cell therapies can be a powerful treatment to eliminate back pain for the long-term and possibly for life.

Feb 16th, 2018
Dr. Melamed Recognized As Top Doctor By Castle Connolly

Dr. Hooman M. Melamed’s Top Doctor award from Castle Connolly was featured in the New York Times. He continues to be listed by Castle Connolly as a top doctor in the Marina Del Ray, CA area and in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Nov 30th, 2016
Life After Fusion Back Surgery

Fusion back surgery involves connecting two or more vertebrae in your spine. There are many reasons that fusion back surgery may be performed. If Dr. Melamed has recommended spinal fusion surgery, you’re likely to have one of the following conditions:

Apr 23rd, 2018
10 Tips to Prepare for Back Surgery

Make recovery from back surgery less of an ordeal by preparing in advance. Simple steps, such as planning meals and prepping your bathroom, can make all the difference in your mental and physical state as you heal.

Mar 16th, 2018
Eight Ways Stress Can Lead to Weight Gain

Stress wreaks havoc on your mind and body, often causing you to have trouble losing weight -- or gain more. Poor eating, sleep, and exercise habits that result from stress are often to blame.

Jan 22nd, 2018
Symptoms of a Bulging or Herniated Disc

Bulging discs are common in older adults. As we age, our spine may begin to fall out of alignment and can result in bulging or herniated discs that can cause back pain.

Jul 28th, 2016
Have You Had a Failed Back Surgery?

If you have a history of back problems, you know the importance of finding a treatment that will help relieve pain and help you live life the way that you want.

Jul 13th, 2016
Reasons to Get a Physical Exam

Reasons to Get a Physical Exam It is important to visit your doctor from time to time, even if you feel perfectly fine and healthy.

Jul 13th, 2016
Tips for Relieving Knots in Your Back

Whether you are an active person or find yourself sitting at your office desk for hours on end, nearly everyone will experience a form of back pain due to the stresses of everyday life.

Jul 13th, 2016
What are Some Symptoms of a Herniated Disc?

Whether you were injured while playing sports or have a twinge from sleeping awkwardly, it is important to learn about back pain so you can minimize your risks and reduce pain.

Jul 13th, 2016
When to Visit Your Doctor about Back Pain

Knowing when to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician will help ensure that any problems are diagnosed early so you can get effective treatment and care.

Jul 13th, 2016
Remedies to Help Ease Neck Pain

Whether you are sitting at home, working at the office or lying in bed trying to fall asleep, neck pain can take a real toll on your productivity and quality of life.

Jul 13th, 2016
Learning How to Sleep with Lower Back Pain

Millions of people in the United States suffer from lower back pain, which can be the result of stress or injury brought on by work, exercise, prolonged standing or sitting, or chronic conditions.

Jul 13th, 2016
3 Holiday Tips For A Happy and Healthy Spine

3 Holiday Tips For A Happy and Healthy Spine Los Angeles Spine SurgeryThe holidays are a time for fun and festivities. We all know the drill…preparing for family gathering, travel, and gift shopping.

Jul 13th, 2016
5 Tricks to Beat Your Sciatica Without PainKillers

The sciatica is a major nerve in the body. The starting point of the nerve is in the lower spine and it ends in the lower limb on the foot. The purpose of this nerve is to provide feeling, strength and movement for the legs.

Jul 13th, 2016
10 Inflammation-Busting Foods You Should Be Eating

10 Inflammation-Busting Foods You Should Be Eating Inflammation is the reason for joint pain, heart issues and overall swelling in the body. Healthy foods are a great start to reducing inflammation to feel better and healthier.

Jul 13th, 2016
The Vampire Facial – A Trend Dracula Would Definitely Approve

I know what you’re thinking, vampire and facial are not supposed to be in a sentence together. Let’s get this out early, yes there is blood involved and yes it is a strange procedure, but…                                        

Jul 12th, 2016
Healthy Spine: The Ultimate Guide

Taking preventative care measures, such as maintaining good posture, lifting, and bending properly are all key in maintaining a healthy spine.

May 19th, 2016
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