Founders: Kamshad Raiszadeh, CEO and medical director; Ramin Raiszadeh, president.

Revenue: $600,000 in 2011, $515,000 in 2010.

No. of local employees: 6 full time, 2 part time.

Headquarters: Mission Valley.

Year founded: 2007.

Company description: A trio of centers directed by spine surgeons and exercise physiologists who help patients with back pain heal themselves through core strengthening on specialized machines.

Key factors for success: The company has partnered with a major physicians group in San Diego and has been able to demonstrate that its alternative approach to surgery can lower overall patient-care costs.

It’s not every day that you hear a surgeon extol the benefits of not having surgery...

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