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The UCLA Spine Center provides comprehensive clinical treatment for all spinal disorders. We are dedicated to advancing research and strive to be on the cutting edge in all areas of research studying spinal disorders.  FIND A DOCTOR | CONTACT US

 
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Patient Stories

Brent's Story - Dr. Lu and UCLA Operation Mend

Brent thought his back pain stemming from an Iraq mission ambush would never go away. Dr. Lu and UCLA Operation Mend helped Brent stand up straight again. Brent recently shared his story with Cynthia Fox on radio station KLOS.

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James' Story - "The operation gave me my life back."

James Matthews thought the increasing levels of pain in his neck and the numbness that ran down his right arm were just a routine part of getting older. "All through these 10 years, I accepted it, thinking it was normal," says the 54-year-old administrative manager.

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Meet Our Physicians

Nick Shamie, M.D.
Nick Shamie, M.D.
Chief, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, Co-Director, UCLA Spine Center
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