Conor O'Neill, MD

Director, non-operative spine program
Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist

Academic Title



Washington University School of Medicine 1985


Baptist Medical Center 1988
Massachusetts General Hospital 1991

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Berg-Johansen B, Jain D, Liebenberg EC, Fields AJ, Link TM, O'Neill CW, Lotz JC. Tidemark Avulsions are a Predominant Form of Endplate Irregularity. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Jan 08.
  2. Bailey JF, Miller SL, Khieu K, O'Neill CW, Healey RM, Coughlin DG, Sayson JV, Chang DG, Hargens AR, Lotz JC. From the international space station to the clinic: how prolonged unloading may disrupt lumbar spine stability. Spine J. 2018 Jan; 18(1):7-14.
  3. Berven S, Jain D, O'Neill C, Selinger A, Mummaneni P. Team Approach: Degenerative Spinal Deformity. JBJS Rev. 2017 Apr 04; 5(4).
  4. O'Neill CW. Commentary: Diagnostic tests for chronic low back pain--a dismal science. Spine J. 2013 Feb; 13(2):113-5.
  5. O'Neill CW. Commentary: I want to be sedated. Spine J. 2011 Dec; 11(12):1101.
  6. Rhyu KW, Walsh AJ, O'Neill CW, Bradford DS, Lotz JC. The short-term effects of electrosurgical ablation on proinflammatory mediator production by intervertebral disc cells in tissue culture. Spine J. 2007 Jul-Aug; 7(4):451-8.
  7. Walsh AJ, O'neill CW, Lotz JC. Glucosamine HCl alters production of inflammatory mediators by rat intervertebral disc cells in vitro. Spine J. 2007 Sep-Oct; 7(5):601-8.
  8. Lisi AJ, O'Neill CW, Lindsey DP, Cooperstein R, Cooperstein E, Zucherman JF. Measurement of in vivo lumbar intervertebral disc pressure during spinal manipulation: a feasibility study. J Appl Biomech. 2006 Aug; 22(3):234-9.
  9. O'Neill CW, Liu JJ, Leibenberg E, Hu SS, Deviren V, Tay BK, Chin CT, Lotz JC. Percutaneous plasma decompression alters cytokine expression in injured porcine intervertebral discs. Spine J. 2004 Jan-Feb; 4(1):88-98.
  10. Klein RG, Eek BC, O'Neill CW, Elin C, Mooney V, Derby RR. Biochemical injection treatment for discogenic low back pain: a pilot study. Spine J. 2003 May-Jun; 3(3):220-6.
  11. O'Neill CW, Kurgansky ME, Derby R, Ryan DP. Disc stimulation and patterns of referred pain. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2002 Dec 15; 27(24):2776-81.

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