Physiatrist in Los Angeles, California (CA)

Christopher Ornelas MD



  • Keck Medicine of USC
    HCT 1520 San Pablo Street
    Los Angeles, California, 90033 - United States
    Phone: 323-442-5300

About Our Practice

Dr. Christopher Ornelas is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specializing in nonsurgical treatment of neck and back disorders.

Dr. Ornelas also directs the Electrodiagnostic Laboratory at the University of Southern California (USC) Spine Center, and uses these techniques to help determine patient diagnosis and prognosis with regard to conditions related to cervical and lumbar radiculopathy. Dr. Ornelas serves as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at the USC Keck School of Medicine.


Dr. Ornelas’ practice specializes in many nonoperative treatments, including:

  • Physical therapy
  • Lumbar epidural steroid injections
  • Lumbar facet injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Cervical spine injections
  • Spinal cord stimulators to relieve neck and back pain


Dr. Ornelas earned his medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, NM. After Graduation he completed his medical internship at the University of New Mexico University Hospital, and his residency at the UCLA/WLA Multiple-campus training program. Dr. Ornelas went on to complete a fellowship in Interventional Spine Medicine at the UCLA Spine Center in Santa Monica, CA.


  • Physiatrist
University Affiliations
  • Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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