Holistic Spine Care

Holistic Spine Care services offered in Century City, Los Angeles and Marina Del Rey, Marina Del Rey, CA

Holistic Spine Care

When it comes to your health, holistic spine care is at the core mission of Neil Bhamb, MD. Dr. Bhamb always takes a compassionate and holistic approach and provides A+ quality for each person, a practice that is truly his north star. From two offices in Century City and Marina Del Rey, California, Dr. Bhamb emphasizes the role of pre-habilitation, including functional lifestyle choices encompassing physical activity, athletics, diet, nutrition, and various modalities, including acupuncture and injections, to return patients to function rapidly. For expert care, call either office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bhamb or request one online today.

Holistic Spine Care Q & A

What is holistic spine care?

Fellowship-trained orthopedic and minimally invasive spine surgeon Dr. Bhamb treats your spine holistically because he understands the many ways in which people can heal as well as the many ways spinal health contributes to each individual’s well-being.

Holistic spine care treats the whole person, not just the immediate injured area. 

What are some examples of holistic spine care?

Your holistic spine care regimen may include any combination of the following:

Physical therapy

Physical therapy programs help strengthen and stretch your lower back, reducing symptoms of lumbar instability.

Dr. Bhamb also advises on diet, nutrition, and athletics, including functional lifestyle choices and encompassing physical activity. His goal is to get patients back to optimal functionality quickly.


Research shows that acupuncture may be effective for chronic lower back pain and provide short-term relief. Guidelines from the American Pain Society and American College of Physicians (ACP) say doctors should consider acupuncture as an alternative therapy for patients with chronic low-back pain that's not helped by conventional treatment.

Medications and injections

Oral pain-relieving medications can also help relieve lower back pain. If these approaches aren't sufficient, epidural steroid injections use a potent anti-inflammatory to reduce pain and swelling.

Does holistic spine care include surgery?

Holistic spine care doesn't mean medicine or surgery aren't options. It simply means your provider treats the whole person, not just the immediate injured area.

Dr. Bhamb advises non-surgical treatments for most patients to begin with. These treatments are often sufficient to relieve the problems caused by lumbar instability, so you don't need to undergo surgery.

Dr. Bhamb’s goal is to minimize the impact of a patient’s spine ailments on their function and life. If surgery is required, he delivers it in a tissue-sparing fashion, typically outpatient, to get patients back to activity.

What can I expect after surgery?

Suppose you’ve had endoscopic or minimally invasive spine surgery. In that case, Dr. Bhamb recommends a close follow-up to ensure his patients not only improve from surgery but also initiate lifestyle changes to protect their back health for the long term.

To find out more about whole-person holistic spine care and the other services available at Neil Bhamb, MD, call either office in Century City or Marina Del Rey and speak with the friendly staff. You can also request a consultation online at any time of day or night.