Our specialty-trained spine doctors at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine are the area's distinguished experts in the diagnosis and treatment of patients' spine injuries and conditions.
As the foundation of the human body, the spine is comprised of the neck (cervical spine), middle back (thoracic spine), and lower back (lumbar spine). Because there are so many parts to the spine—bones, nerves, ligaments, discs, and muscles—it is often a source of pain for many people. The pain can occur for different reasons whether it's from a fall, a slipped disc, or degenerative bones due to osteoporosis. A spine doctor has the experience to evaluate your spine problem and provide treatment options for your injury or condition. There are times when spine surgery is necessary in order to get patients back to a healthy, active lifestyle, and a 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 Spine Doctor Near You
You should make an appointment with a spine doctor near you to discuss treatment options if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Back pain in the upper, middle, or lower regions
- Chronic pain in the back or neck
- Muscle spasms in the back or neck
- Numbness or tingling in your arms or legs
- Pain that radiates to your buttocks, legs, and feet
- Pain that radiates to your shoulders and arms
- Pain when twisting or bending your torso
These symptoms may be an indication of a more serious injury or condition like the following, which our spine doctors can diagnose and treat:
- Bulging, ruptured, or herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Pinched nerves
- Spinal cord injuries
- Spinal stenosis
Our spine 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 physiatrist, Ilya Igolnikov, MD, and our board-certified and fellowship-trained spine 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 spine injury or condition individually to your specific needs and develop a treatment plan this is unique to you.
To provide care for your spine injury or condition, our doctors will always recommend conservative treatment methods first before suggesting surgery, such as:
- Diagnostic ultrasound evaluation
- Electrodiagnostic testing
- Radiofrequency neurolysis
- Spinal injections
However, there are some instances where these nonsurgical treatment methods do not provide adequate pain relief and spine surgery is necessary in order to restore your health. If this is the case for you, our fellowship-trained spine surgeon will work with you to find the procedure that is right for you and your spine injury or condition. Our surgeon is devoted to offering the highest possible level of care and specializes in the following:
- Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
- Artificial cervical disc replacement
- Cervical laminoplasty
- Complex revision surgery
- Lumbar corpectomy
- Lumbar microdiscectomy
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Spinal fusion
- 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 spine doctors at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine about your injury or condition and the available treatment options, please request an appointment online or call 303.449.2730.