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Christopher Ornelas, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Los Angeles

About Christopher Ornelas, MD

Dr. Christopher Ornelas is an assistant professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC in Los Angeles. Dr. Ornelas is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation specializing in nonsurgical treatment of neck and back disorders. He also directs the Electrodiagnostic Laboratory at the USC Spine Center.

Dr. Ornelas received his medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, NM. He completed his internship at the University of New Mexico University Hospital and residency at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA)/West Los Angeles (WLA) Multicampus Training Program. Dr. Ornelas extended his medical training by completing a fellowship program in Interventional Spine Medicine at the UCLA Spine Center in Santa Monica. Throughout his medical education and training, Dr. Ornelas has received many honors and awards in recognition of his achievements.

He is a member of several prestigious medical organizations, including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Ornelas is a peer reviewer for the Global Spine Journal and has authored chapters in the AOSpine Master Series.

Articles Written by Christopher Ornelas, MD

Position Yourself for Sound Sleep With Back Pain

Sleep posture has a major impact on your back and neck. While some positions help you feel refreshed come morning, others can leave you sore and in pain.

Are Your Back Pain Medications Ruining Your Sleep?

Back and neck pain medications can have side effects—and interfering with your sleep and ability to function normally during the day are common ones.

Chronic Back and Neck Pain’s Close Connection to Insomnia

The relationship between chronic back pain and insomnia, along with strategies on how you can get your much needed sleep while managing pain.

Articles Reviewed by Christopher Ornelas, MD

Sleep Disorders Independently Linked to Higher Medical Costs in Low Back Pain

Study findings highlight importance of early detection and management of sleep disorders in patients with low back pain, including relationships between pain, disability and downstream healthcare utilization.

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