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About Nelson Spine Institute

Dr. Nelson, Spine doctor and surgeon examining a patient at his Thousand Oaks, Ventura County Spinal Center


Nelson Spine Institute is a state-of-the-art, comprehensive spinal health center located in Thousand Oaks, California. Founded by Russell W. Nelson, M.D., a longtime Thousand Oaks resident and an active complex spinal surgeon for more than 30 years, the institute remains the most advanced center for spinal care in Ventura County.


Specializing in the treatment of spinal problems, including the simplest back ailments to complex spinal conditions from the neck to the low back, Nelson Spine Institute utilizes a range of treatment options and offers university-affiliated pain specialists and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists to treat patients’ chronic pain problems when surgery is not necessary.

Dr. Nelson’s function is a co-developer of the Trinity artificial cervical disc for Blackstone Medical, a division of Orthofix. He has currently developed unique patented fusion technology under development with Pinnacle Spine Group. He remains one of Ventura County’s premier spine surgeons dedicated to the advancement of spinal medicine. The institute’s mission is to provide excellent advanced orthopedic spine treatment so patients can get back to health and back to living.

Hospital Affiliations
For the convenience and comfort of Nelson Spine Institute surgical patients, the Institute has affiliations with the following hospitals:
Los Robles Regional Medical Center
215 West Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 497-2727

Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital
401 E. Rolling Oaks Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
(805) 777-7750




Office Address

Nelson Spine Institute
558 St. Charles Drive, Suite 200
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360


Tel: 805-379-2322
Fax: 978-244-8700


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