Our specialty-trained back doctors at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine are the area's distinguished experts in the diagnosis and treatment of patients' back injuries and conditions.
Back pain is something that most people will experience at some point in their life. The back, otherwise known as the thoracic and lumbar spine, is a complex structure of bones, discs, cartilage, and nerves that can experience damage, pain, and injury for a number of reasons. Sports-related injuries and traumatic accidents, such as a car crash, can bring on intense pain while arthritis is more of a chronic pain that does not subside. Back pain does have the potential to develop into something more serious, so it's important for patients to seek medical care from a doctor or physician who can diagnose the back injury or condition and offer treatment options to provide pain relief. There are times when spine surgery is necessary in order to get patients back to a healthy, active lifestyle, and an experienced surgeon who is fellowship-trained in spine surgery has the expertise to perform minimally invasive spinal procedures.
Know When It's Time to See a Back Doctor Near You
You should make an appointment with a doctor near you to discuss treatment options if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Aches or feeling of weakness in your legs and arms
- Back pain that gets worse when standing or walking
- Chronic back pain that does not get better
- Inability to control your legs or arms
- Muscle spasms in the back and neck
- Pain after lifting an object or performing a sports activity
- Pain that radiates from your spine down to your buttocks, legs, and feet
- Pain that radiates from your spine up to your shoulders and arms
- Tingling or numbness in your legs and arms
These symptoms may be an indication of a more serious injury or condition like the following, which our back doctors can diagnose and treat:
- Bulging, ruptured, or herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Pinched nerves
- Spinal stenosis
- Strain of the muscles
Our back specialists understand that pain in your back, neck, and spine can dramatically affect your daily life. To consult with our physician or surgeon, you can request an appointment online or call 303.449.2730 for an appointment. We have locations in Boulder and Lafayette.
Get Your Life Back in Motion With BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine
When it comes to choosing the right doctor to treat your injury or condition, there are a number of factors that you should take into consideration, including their professional training and level of expertise.
At BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine, our board-certified physiatrists, Elizabeth F. Yurth, MD, and Ilya Igolnikov, MD, and our board-certified and fellowship-trained back surgeon, E. Patrick Curry, MD, have completed specialty training specifically in the back, neck, and spine. Our doctors have the advanced skills, knowledge, and expertise needed in order to diagnose and treat your back injury or condition individually to your specific needs and develop a treatment plan this is unique to you
Our doctors are dedicated to using conservative treatment methods first to provide care for your back injury or condition, such as:
- Alpha 2 macroglobulin injections
- Intradiscal electrothermal annuloplasty
- Percutaneous decompression
- Radiofrequency neurolysis
- Spinal injections
However, there are some instances where these nonsurgical treatment methods do not provide adequate pain relief and surgery is necessary in order to restore your health. If this is the case for you, our fellowship-trained back surgeon will work with you to find the procedure that is right for you and your back injury or condition. Our surgeon is devoted to offering the highest possible level of care and specializes in the following:
- Anterior lumbar interbody fusion
- Complex revision surgery
- Lumbar corpectomy
- Lumbar microdiscectomy
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion
In addition to providing state-of-the-art care, our doctors also work closely with our physical therapists, taking a team approach in your treatment and recovery with the goal of getting you back to your healthy, active lifestyle.
To consult with one of our BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine back doctors about your injury or condition and the available treatment options, please request an appointment online or call 303.449.2730.