Neck Degenerative Disc Disease

Our spine experts provide complete care for the symptoms caused by neck degenerative disc disease, including neck and back pain.

Neck Degenerative Disc Disease

Our spine experts provide complete care for the symptoms caused by neck degenerative disc disease, including neck and back pain.

An Advanced, Team-Based Approach to Spine Care

Soft cushiony discs sit between each bone in your neck. Over time, these discs break down from normal wear and tear. This is called degenerative disc disease. It is a common cause of neck and back pain.

Degenerative disc disease in the neck can also occur with other spine conditions, like a herniated disk. Our spine specialists use advanced imaging to find the source of your neck pain and create a personalized treatment plan.

We offer a wide range of nonsurgical treatment options, but if your pain does not improve, our spine surgeons find the right surgical procedure for you.

What Is Degenerative Disc Disease?

Why Choose Us for Your Neck and Back Pain Treatment

Our team of spine physicians, pain management specialists and physical therapists works together to provide customized care for you.

We provide complete care for your neck degenerative disc disease symptoms, from less invasive treatment therapies to state-of-the-art surgical options.

Our doctors lead cutting-edge research and clinical trials to give you access to advanced treatments and improve your care.

Our Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program offers support tools to improve your spine surgery experience.

Our commitment to high-quality spine care has earned us recognition as a Blue Distinction Center by Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Our Team

Ram Kiran Alluri, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Specialties
Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Thomas C. Chen, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Brain Tumor  View more

David S. Cheng, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Specialties
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine  View more

Raymond J. Hah, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Specialties
Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
Assistant Professor Of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck …
Specialties
Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology

Patrick C. Hsieh, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

Niels C. Kokot, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor, Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Daniel I. Kwon, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck …
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

John C. Liu, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Neurosurgery
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

Christopher C. Ornelas, MD

Accepting new patients
Chief of Spine Medicine, Director of USC Spine Medicine Serv …
Specialties
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Medicine  View more

Michael Safaee, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor Of Clinical Neurological Surgery
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

Uttam K. Sinha, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Mark J. Spoonamore, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Specialties
Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Mark S. Swanson, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck …
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Specialties
Speech-Language Pathology, Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology
Assistant Professor Of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck …
Specialties
Head and Neck Surgery

Gene Tekmyster, DO

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Specialties
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine  View more
Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck …
Specialties
Speech-Language Pathology, Head and Neck Surgery

Jeffrey C. Wang, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery ( …
Specialties
Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
Assistant Professor Of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck …
Specialties
Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology

Niels C. Kokot, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor, Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Daniel I. Kwon, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck …
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Uttam K. Sinha, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Mark S. Swanson, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck …
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Assistant Professor Of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck …
Specialties
Head and Neck Surgery
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Specialties
Speech-Language Pathology, Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology
Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck …
Specialties
Speech-Language Pathology, Head and Neck Surgery

David S. Cheng, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Specialties
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine  View more

Christopher C. Ornelas, MD

Accepting new patients
Chief of Spine Medicine, Director of USC Spine Medicine Serv …
Specialties
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Medicine  View more

Gene Tekmyster, DO

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Specialties
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine  View more

Ram Kiran Alluri, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Specialties
Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Thomas C. Chen, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Brain Tumor  View more

David S. Cheng, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Specialties
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine  View more

Raymond J. Hah, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Specialties
Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Patrick C. Hsieh, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

John C. Liu, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Neurosurgery
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

Christopher C. Ornelas, MD

Accepting new patients
Chief of Spine Medicine, Director of USC Spine Medicine Serv …
Specialties
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Medicine  View more

Michael Safaee, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor Of Clinical Neurological Surgery
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

Mark J. Spoonamore, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Specialties
Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Gene Tekmyster, DO

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Specialties
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine  View more

Jeffrey C. Wang, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery ( …
Specialties
Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

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