Dr. Robert Watkins joins Dr. Nikhil Verma and Steve Kashul to discuss the most common reasons for back pain & various types of back injuries, non invasive treatment along with imaging and injections used for non-operative management of back injury.
Robert Watkins IV, M.D., is co-director of the Marina Spine Center, as well as, Vice Chief of Staff and past Chairman of Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. Dr. Watkins is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery, computer-assisted surgery, and artificial disc replacement. His goal with surgery to provide the safest and least invasive procedure that has the best and longest lasting success.
Dr. Watkins, IV, is the spine surgeon for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Rams, and Los Angeles Clippers. He and his father together take care of the Los Angeles Kings, University of Southern California Athletic Department, and all of the other Los Angeles sports teams. They are the preeminent spine surgeons for athletes in America.
Dr. Watkins, IV, is the creator of the Back Doctor App, which is a comprehensive rehabilitation program for athletes and anyone with spine problems. He is also the creator of Dr. Robert Watkins Podcast, an extensive library of medical information related to spine pathology and treatment. Dr. Watkins, IV, believes in distributing this information freely to anyone in need in hopes of helping as many people as possible with non-surgical information.