The Spine Center Blog Editor: David Lundin, MD, FAANS

David Lundin, MD, FAANS David A. Lundin, MD, FAANS, is the Medical Co-Director of The Spine Center at Valley Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, where he graduated at the top of his class. He completed his internship and residency in Neurological Surgery at the UW and served as a Senior Registrar at the renowned Atkinson Morley’s Hospital in London, England. He then completed a fellowship in spinal surgery at the UW with the departments of Orthopaedic and Neurological Surgery followed by a Chief Residency in Neurological Surgery. He served as Director of Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine at the Southern California Center for Neuroscience and Spine in Los Angeles before joining Valley Medical Center as Neurosurgery Medical Director for the Spine Center in 2008. Dr. Lundin specializes in all types of complex and minimally invasive spinal surgery, including non-fusion techniques such as artificial disk replacement. Dr. Lundin has been widely published in numerous medical and neurology journals.
David Lundin, MD, FAANS

What is Cervical Disk Replacement? Is it Helpful for Neck Pain?

One of the most common conditions I see in our Neurosurgery Spine Clinic is neck pain and associated shoulder and arm pain due to a disk herniation. The cervical disks are the soft cushions between the vertebrae that act as … Continue reading

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Minimally invasive surgery? Laser surgery? What are these techniques and do you perform them?

  Many people at some time in their life will experience a period of severe back pain that radiates into their buttock or leg. This symptom, called “sciatica,” is typically due to a herniation of a lumbar disk that irritates … Continue reading

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How can I get rid of my back pain?

  The very first question most people ask me when they come in for an appointment (or if they meet me at a social gathering and find out I’m a spine doc) is, “How can I get rid of my … Continue reading

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David Lundin, MD, FAANS

Welcome to the new Spine Center blog!

Hello! I’m excited to welcome you to our new blog on spine care. First, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is David Lundin and I’m the Medical Director for Spine Surgery at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Washington. I’m a native … Continue reading

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