Our Mission

"We are absolutely dedicated to our patients, to relieving spinal pain and allowing people to return to their normal activities." -- Mark J. Spoonamore, M.D.

Our mission is to provide the highest level of specialized spine care for our patients. This consists of extremely compassionate, courteous, and timely care combined with cutting-edge technology and surgical expertise.

Patients requesting information or a consultation will be greeted by our friendly, caring office staff. Patients suffering in acute pain will generally be accommodated with an emergent or urgent appointment. Our nurses and medical assistants are skilled and knowledgeable, and are uniquely trained to help educate and manage patients with spine disorders.

Dr. Spoonamore is committed to treating patients with the most efficacious and innovative conservative and non-surgical treatments available, which are generally effective. The vast majority of patients treated at the Center improve remarkably and never require surgical intervention. Surgery is typically recommended for only those patients who fail to improve with conservative treatments. Fortunately, there are many newer, minimally-invasive surgical options available, many developed or improved upon by Dr. Spoonamore, which allow patients to enjoy a much faster recovery and improved outcome. However, Dr. Spoonamore also has unique expertise in the area of revision and reconstructive spinal disorders, and routinely performs complex open spine surgery when indicated.

In summary, the faculty and staff of the USC Spine Center are absolutely dedicated to providing the highest level of specialized spine care, so as to allow patients to live without pain and return to their normal activities and life.