Our specialty-trained physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics is the area's distinguished expert in the diagnosis and treatment of patients' injuries and conditions.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation is an area of medicine that focuses on the nonsurgical management and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, conditions, and disorders. Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, also known as physiatrists, look at the patient as a whole instead of just one part, helping to manage their pain and restore their health and function. A physiatrist does not perform surgery but offers a variety of conservative treatment methods, such as physical therapy, over-the-counter medicines, injections, or different technologies.

Know When It's Time to See a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Doctor Near You

You should seek medical attention from a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor near you to discuss available treatment options if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Chronic back pain (upper, mid, or lower)
  • Continued pain after an injury or car accident
  • Continued pain after surgery
  • Muscle spasms 
  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness or tingling in your arms or legs
  • Pain that prevents you from doing daily activities
  • Shooting or sudden pain

These symptoms may be an indication of a more serious injury or condition like the following, which our doctor can diagnose and treat:

  • Arthritis
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Cartilage damage
  • Chronic pain
  • Nerve damage (including pinched nerves)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Sports injuries
  • Strains or sprains of the muscles
  • Tendonitis

Our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist understands that pain can dramatically affect your daily life. To consult with our physician about your care, 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

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.    

Our physiatrist at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics, Elizabeth F. Yurth, MD, has completed additional fellowship training specifically in physical medicine and rehabilitation, which is an extra year of schooling dedicated solely to obtaining the advanced skills and knowledge needed in order to treat conditions and injuries relating to a specific area of the body or medical specialty. Our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist has the expertise to diagnose your injury or condition and develop a treatment plan specific to your individual needs.

Our physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor offers a variety of treatment options including:

  • Analysis (blood, genomic, nutrient)
  • Injections (alpha 2 macroglobulin, amniotic membrane, PRP, stem cell, spinal)
  • Intradiscal electrothermal annuloplasty (uses thermal energy to treat disc problems)
  • Percutaneous decompression (uses a suction device to nonsurgically remove disc protrusions and help with back and leg pain)
  • Pulsed radiofrequency neurolysis (uses radiofrequency waves to treat specific types of back pain)

In addition to providing state-of-the-art nonsurgical care, our physiatrist also works closely with our physical therapy staff, taking a team approach in your rehabilitation and recovery with the goal of getting you back to your healthy, active lifestyle.    

To consult with our BoulderCentre for Orthopedics physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor about your injury or condition and the available treatment options, please request an appointment online or call 303.449.2730.