Nelson Spine Institute at Founder and Director
Primary/Secondary Education | Greater Los Angeles Area, US
Founder and Director of the Nelson Spine Institute in Thousand Oaks, California, Russell William Nelson, MD, possesses over 30 years of experience as an active complex spinal surgeon. As the head of the most advanced spinal care center in Ventura County, Dr. Nelson specializes in the treatment of such spinal ailments as degenerative disc diseases that affect the cervical and lumbar spine, adult scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, spinal tumors, and radicular extremity pain that occurs in the arms and legs.
Russell William Nelson, MD, and his experienced staff also provide patients with a high level of expertise in the assessment and diagnosis of variety of degenerative spine conditions. Compression fractures, herniated discs, kyphosis, myelopathy, nerve compression, and radiculopathy are all treated by Dr. Nelson at his clinic. Russell William Nelson, MD, uses the latest advances in treatment options for these conditions, which include a mix of physical therapy, surgery, and rehabilitation.
For cervical spine conditions, Russell William Nelson, MD, performs such surgical procedures as cervical posterior foraminotomy, a minimally invasive procedure that enlarges the area a nerve roots exits from the spinal cord, and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, where diseased discs are removed and replaced with a cervical plate and screws. Russell William Nelson, MD, completes electrothermal surgery, lumbar microdiscectomy, laminectomy, and several other procedures on patients who suffer from lumbar spine conditions.
For pain management of back and neck conditions, Russell William Nelson, MD, utilizes such techniques as neurostimulation, epidural corticosteroid injections, facet joint injections, sympathetic blocks, and spinal cord stimulation. Russell William Nelson, MD, earned his degree from Rush Medical College, and received his board certification from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.