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Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines
10666 North Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037

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San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders

For twenty years, the physicians at the San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders have provided compassionate care to our patients. We are committed to treating our patients with the personal and expert care they deserve..., one patient at a time.
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Effective October, 1, 2014, we have joined Scripps Health as part of Scripps Clinic Medical Group. Working with Scripps Health for many years, we are proud to be joining Scripps Clinic Medical Group. Scripps Clinic has more than 600 physicians and 50 medical and surgical specialties with 11 locations. Being part of a health system that can provide multispecialty care will drastically improve the efficiency in delivery of that care. We are committed to treating you with the personal and expert care that you deserve. Thank you for trusting us with your spine care, and we look forward to continuing your care at Scripps.

Please make note of our new address and office phone number:

Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines
10666 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
San Diego, CA 92192-7661

For information about Scripps services, health education programs and screenings, call 1-800-SCRIPPS. To learn more about Scripps, visit
For information on San Diego Spine Foundation please go to

Dr. Akbarnia Transitions to Research Role

Effective January 1, 2014, Dr. Akbarnia ended his clinical practice and transitioned to a full-time Researcher and Educator role. This is not retirement. Dr. Akbarnia will be directing his passion and energy towards research, education, and continued improvements in the quality of spine care for all patients.  Dr. Akbarnia will continue to serve as President of the San Diego Spine Foundation, as faculty of San Diego Spine Fellowship Program, as well as his role as President of the Growing Spine Foundation.

To contact Dr. Akbarnia:

Website San Diego Spine Foundation
PO Box 927661
San Diego, CA 92192-7661

Spinal Deformity

Scoliosis is form of spinal deformity which can occur early in life, or progressively as the patient becomes an adult. At SDCSD, our physicians are acknowledged leaders in the treatment of all forms of spinal deformity, and are actively engaged in research projects that improve patient care and outcomes.

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Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative spinal disorders affect a large number of Americans each year, resulting in untold pain and suffering.

Successful treatments do exist. SDCSD utilizes the most up to date technology in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of degenerative spinal disorders.

Learn about Lumbar Degenerative Disease...