Dr. Richard Nussbaum MD

  • Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine Palmdale, CA

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Dr. Richard Nussbaum, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Palmdale, CA, with another office in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has 37 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine. Dr. Nussbaum is affiliated with Antelope Valley Hospital, Northridge Hospital Medical Center and Sherman Oaks Hospital. He speaks English.


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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Richard Nussbaum has the following 8 areas of expertise, 1 specialty and 1 board certification.

Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine

If you have a back injury or unexplained back pain, your doctor might refer you first to a radiologist and then to an orthopedic spinal surgeon. They specialize in the spine and can diagnose and treat spinal diseases such as scoliosis. They can also treat spinal injuries such as a displaced disc or a fracture, as well as disc degeneration and narrowing that occurs due to aging.
However, when your injury or condition affects the spinal canal or spinal cord, it’s typically better to consult with a neurosurgeon. It's worth noting that, while they're both referred to as surgeons, they can also recommend treatments that don't require an operation, such as non-surgical decompression therapy.


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Locations & Directions

LA Orthopedic Institute

38660 Medical Center Dr
Palmdale, CA 93551

Los Angeles Ortho Institute

4955 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403