General Spine Conditions & Treatments

Glendale Adventist Medical Center's Spine Institute is committed to providing you the most accurate information on your spine condition, to help you and your doctor decide on the best course of treatment for your ailment and get you back to the activities you enjoy as quickly as possible.

Learn more about some of the common ailments of the spine, the procedures used to treat them and ways to keep your spine healthy.

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Adult Degenerative Scoliosis An abnormal or exaggerated curve of the spine from the side, front or back. 



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Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperstosis Spine disorder that turns ligaments into bone.



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Intraoperative Monitoring Monitoring of the nervous system during spine surgery to make it safer.



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Nutrition and Your Spine Nutrition is important to a healthy spine. Good nutrition can also help control pain when suffering from a spine condition.

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Spinal Tumors

A tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue. There are several types of tumors that can develop in or near the spine.

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Spondyloarthropathies Rheumatological diseases (conditions causing swelling and pain in the joints and connective tissue) affecting the spine. Download a printable PDF

To make an appointment with one of the experts at GAMC's Spine Institute, call (818) 863-4444.