Spine Doctor Los Angeles Neck PainDr. Hooman M. Melamed is a spinal expert who has in depth knowledge of the functioning of the spine.

His areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • Lumbar spine: There are five to six vertebrae that the lumbar spine is comprised of, and it is located directly below the rib cage extending further down to the pelvic region. The most extensive portion of the spinal column is made up by the lumbar vertebrae.
  • Thoracic spine: The thoracic spine is composed of twelve distinct vertebrae, labeled as T1 – T12, The vertebrae are positioned  in the upper portion of the back. The thoracic spine begins right below the neck and reaches to the lower portion of the rib cage.
  • Cervical spine: The cervical spine is an integral part of the human form. This portion of the neck contains several sensitive vertebrae that are mainly responsible for the minute movements of the shoulders, neck and head.