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24510 Town Center Dr., Ste 180
Valencia, CA 91355
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41210 11th St. W., Suite E
Palmdale, CA 93551
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Dr. Virella's Blog



3 Ways You May Be Triggering Your Sciatica
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on May 27, 2016
There are numerous activities that could trigger painful sciaitca episodes and make the pain even worse. The list of activities that sciatica suffers should probably postpone or perform with great care and attention includes
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When Does a Herniated Disc Require Surgery?
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on March 15, 2016
A herniated disc occurs when a part of the jellylike nucleus pushes its way out into the small spinal canal through a tear in the harder outer layer of the disc. The spinal canal is not big enough to hold both that nucleus and the nerve, therefore the nerves of the spine may become compressed and cause a variety of symptoms.
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Understanding What "Degenerative Disc Disease" Really Means and How To Treat It
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on January 13, 2016
Degenerative disc disease often refers to symptoms of pain, numbness and weakness that may be radiating around the back or down the leg. There is no simple explanation of degenerative disc disease, however, as many patients often wonder what the diagnosis means and how it will affect their daily life.
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New Year's Resolution: Get Back to the Gym and Avoid Spine Injuries
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on December 30, 2015
Over 450,000 people per year are injured while at the gym and may need to see a physician. A large number of these injuries occur in the neck or back and are caused by a lack of conditioning, overexertion and the use of improper technique.
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What is The Difference Between a Bulging Disc and a Herniated Disc?
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on November 24, 2015
When it comes to diagnosing the cause of chronic back or neck pain, patients can be met with a variety of terms that are difficult to decipher. Two of the most commonly confused diagnoses are a bulging disc and a herniated disc.
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The Most Common Causes of Chronic Neck Pain and How To Treat Them
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on November 12, 2015
For those suffering from persistent neck pain, it is often difficult to pinpoint exactly how the injury may have occurred as well as how to treat it. The two most common causes of cervical spine pain are a hyperextension of the cervical spine or a degenerative condition of the spine, such as arthritis
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The 4 Emotional Dangers of Chronic Back or Neck Pain
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on October 6, 2015
Neurosurgeon, Dr. Anthony Virella, has always believed that for many of his patients the effects of chronic back or neck pain is more than just physical. Studies over the past decade have confirmed the link between chronic pain and depression.
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VIDEO: The Truth About Different Types of Spine Surgery
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on July 31, 2015
Neurosurgeon Dr. Anthony Virella explains the difference between traditional spinal surgery and Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery. Dr. Virella is a pioneer in the use of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and believes in using this approach to benefit his patients.
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VIDEO: 3 Signs You Should Consult a Spine Specialist
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on July 6, 2015
Neurosurgeon and Spine Expert, Dr. Anthony Virella, discusses the top 3 indications that you may need to see a spine specialist.
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VIDEO: What is Sciatica and How is it Treated?
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on July 6, 2015
Neurosurgeon and Spine Expert, Dr. Anthony Virella, discusses the cause of Sciatica and Minimally Invasive Treatment options for Sciatica
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Camarillo Restaurant Manager Back to Work Only One Week After Neck Surgery
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on June 8, 2015
Neurosurgeon Finally Addresses the Cause Of 28 Years of Pain
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4 Things to Consider Before Having Spine Surgery
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on April 29, 2015
While spinal surgery could be an option, it is important for a patient to educate themselves first by learning about their condition and their treatment options. Below, renowned Neurosurgeon and Spine Specialist, Dr. Anthony Virella, discusses 4 ways to evaluate if spinal surgery may be an option.
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4 Things You May Not Know About Spine Surgery
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on March 27, 2015
The decision to have spinal surgery can be a life changing one. Before considering having spinal surgery, check out these facts to help you make the best decision possible.
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What Causes Sciatica and What Treatments Are Effective?
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on March 13, 2015
Sciatica is one of the most misunderstood conditions and is actually the result of an underlying spinal condition and not simply leg pain. Learn about the real causes of Sciatica and how it can be effectively treated.
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Neurosurgeon gives advice on chronic pain - Dr. Virella on Eyewitness News
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on March 2, 2015
Read the full article about Dr. Virella on Eyewitness News.
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When Pain Replaces Passion: Back Pain and Sex
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on February 13, 2015
A discussion of one of the most common problem for those with chronic back pain- sex.
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4 Ways to Use an Exercise Ball To Combat Back Pain
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on January 15, 2015
An exercise ball can help relieve back and neck pain by strengthening to the muscles of the core. These 4 exercises can help relieve back and neck pain.
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Tony Romo and Cam Newton Are Recovering Well From Back Injuries
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on January 6, 2015
Tony Romo and Cam Newton were able to lead their teams to playoff victories this week against two tough teams. Another thing they have in common is that they both suffered an uncommon spinal fracture during the course of the year and were able to recover from it.
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Philip Rivers Playing With A Bulging Disc In His Back
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on December 23, 2014
Chargers QB Philip Rivers will continue to play despite a bulging disc in his lower back.
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BREAKING: Cam Newton Involved In Car Accident; Suffers Spinal Injury
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on December 9, 2014
BREAKING: Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton was involved in a car accident and has suffered a spinal injury.
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Neck Injuries from Weightlifting
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on November 19, 2014
Every year, thousands of people suffer neck injuries as a result of poor form of overexertion. Learn how to avoid these injuries and stay healthy and active.
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4 Yoga Stretches That Can Help With Back Pain
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on October 31, 2014
Many people are forced to live out each day with unrelenting back pain that hinders them throughout the day. Athletes and nonathletes alike may suffer from lower back pain.
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Lakers' Steve Nash Out For Season Due To Nerve Damage In Spine
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on October 24, 2014
Lakers' guard and two time MVP, Steve Nash, has announced he will miss all of the 2014-2015 NBA season due to nerve damage in his spine.
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Returning to Sports After Spine Surgery
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on October 22, 2014
Many amateur and professional athletes wonder how long spine surgery will keep them off the field and thier level of play after surgery.
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The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on October 14, 2014
For many patients considering spinal surgery the fear of a large incision, long hospital stays and long recovery periods was enough to scare them away from spine surgery altogether. However, new techniques now allow for these fears to be assuaged.
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Avoiding Spinal Fusion Surgery
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on September 19, 2014
A new spine surgical technique now allows patients with cervical spine disorders to avoid spinal fusion surgery. Read more.
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5 Daily Things That May Be Hurting Your Back
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on September 10, 2014
Many of us do not realize that the things we do everyday may be taking a toll on our spine. Read more to find out what these daily activities may be and how to avoid them.
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5 Daily Things You May Be Doing That Hurt Your Back
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on September 10, 2014
Many people do not realize that small things we do everyday take a big toll on our spine. Learn about the 5 daily things that may be causing your back pain and how you can avoid them.
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What exactly is "Sciatica"?
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on August 28, 2014

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So you've been told you need back surgery? Now what?
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on July 15, 2014

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Valencia
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on July 2, 2014
Major back surgery doesn't have to mean major scars!
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When Should I See a Spine Surgeon for Back Pain?
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on July 2, 2014
If your back has only recently begun to cause discomfort, and the discomfort is nothing more than an unpleasant nuisance, you should begin by scheduling an appointment with your primary care doctor. Rest assured, if this is the first time you're experiencing back pain, you're in good company. Studies show that at some point in our lives, we all experience low back pain. Fortunately upwards of 90% of people suffering from back pain will never require surgery.
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Minimally Invasive Treatment for Herniated Discs in Southern California
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on July 1, 2014
Have you been diagnosed with a herniated disc? Or do you have a suspicion that your back pain is caused by a herniated disk? Virella Neurosurgery in Westlake Village, Simi Valley and Valencia has good news for you.
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What Is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and What Are The Benefits?
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on June 30, 2014
Dr. Virella is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, which defines Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS) as: MIS was developed to treat disorders of the spine with less disruption to the muscles. This can result in quicker recovery, decrease operative blood loss, and speed patient return to normal function.
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What Could Be Causing My Lower Back Pain?
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on June 23, 2014
If your lower back is causing you pain, you may take some small comfort in knowing that you are not alone.
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The real story behind Tiger Woods' back surgery
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on June 18, 2014
Why did he choose a surgical solution to his back pain? What should the rest of us know about pinched nerves and the treatment options available to those suffering from them?
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Alternative Spine Fusion Treatment In Southern California For Back Pain
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on June 12, 2014
The majority of patients being treated by Dr. Virella will never require surgery to treat lower back pain.
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Herniated Disc Treatment
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on June 7, 2014
Did you know that 80% of herniated disc symptoms resolve spontaneously?

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Welcome to Dr. Virella's Blog
By: Dr. Anthony Virella on November 15, 2013
As a board-certified neurological surgeon with advanced training in the management of complex spinal disorders, Dr. Virella evaluates and treats patients with a variety of spinal and cerebral disorders, including: Spinal Tumors, Herniated discs and nerve root impingement of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, Spinal instability resulting from degenerative spinal disease and trauma, including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar fusions.
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