Spine Animations

Spine Animations

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Poor posture can damage the spine and its associated muscles and ligaments. A hunched stance places abnormal stress on muscles and ligaments, causes backache and fatigue, and can even cause the spine to become fixed in an abnormal position.

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Richard F. Frisch, M.D.

Richard F. Frisch, M.D.Dr. Frisch came to the Southeastern Spine Institute in 2011 after three years at the Ochsner Spine Center in New Orleans, where he was co-Medical Director before joining our practice.

Education and Background

Dr. Frisch graduated from the MCP/Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia in 2002. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia in 2007 and his Spine Surgery Fellowship at the University of California San Francisco in 2008.

Dr. Frisch has been board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery since 2010. He is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • South Carolina Orthopedic Association – President-elect 2019-2020
  • The South Carolina Spine Society – President 2017

Dr. Frisch strives to provide exceptional patient care and contribute to the betterment of his profession and patient outcomes, through active involvement in research and teaching.  His primary interest is focused on minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of spinal disorders.  He has taught and presented internationally and extensively throughout the United States.

Dr. Frisch has authored multiple publications and book chapters receiving several awards for his work. Most recently, in 2018, he earned the best paper award by the society of minimally invasive spine surgery (SMISS) at their annual meeting for his study “A Clinical Study to Evaluate Static vs. Expandable Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Devices: with One-Year Follow-up.”  

Most important to Dr. Frisch have been his contributions and work at home in South Carolina. He has served as the president of the South Carolina Spine Society and is the incoming president for the South Carolina Orthopaedic Association in 2019.


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