Although Dr. Morris graduated Summa Cum Laude and was a doctor for the US Olympic Trials and LA Clippers, his greatest education did not occur from books or medical studies.
Having been a top athlete himself (completing the Ironman Triathlon and several marathons), in 1990, Dr. Morris was disabled for twelve years from a severe back injury forcing him to experience the field of orthopedics not just as a doctor but, more importantly, as a patient. "Since my injury, my practice will never be the same. I've personally experienced how severe and chronic pain can devastate your life and how inadequate most treatments in this area are. I've dedicated the rest of my life to finding real answers to severe spinal disorders and lobbying for effective healthcare in our country.
Dr. Morris graduated Cleveland Chiropractic College, class Salutatorian, in 1977. He is nationally known for severe spinal disorders (especially disc disease and spinal stenosis) and has worked as a doctor for several sports teams including the:
•U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials
•U.C.L.A. Track and Field Team
•L.A. Track Club
•Cal State University at Northridge Track and Field Team
•the L.A. Clippers
He's taught as an associate professor at Cleveland Chiropractic College for over 20 years, produced original research on failed low back surgery, and severe back disorders speaking at international spinal research conferences.He lobbies for healthcare reform both nationally and on the statewide level.
He has postgraduate certification in Sports Medicine, Disability Evaluation, Accident Reconstruction and Anti-Aging Medicine.
He is currently the Director of The Morris Spinal Stenosis and Disc Center in Santa Monica, CA,
and Associate Director of the Yoga Practitioner Certification Program, Level 1, at Loyola Marymount University. Presently he is researching the nonsurgical treatment of spinal cord compression from severe neck disorders and lobbying for healthcare reform.