Our specialty-trained spine doctors at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics 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:

  • Arthritis
  • Bulging, ruptured, or herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis

Our spine specialists understand that pain in your back, neck, and spine can dramatically affect your daily life. To consult with one of our physicians, 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 board-certified specialists at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics, Benjamin T. Bjerke, MDDirk W. Dolbeare, MD, and Elizabeth F. Yurth, 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:

  • Alpha 2 macroglobulin injections
  • Amniotic membrane injections
  • Intradiscal electrothermal annuloplasty
  • Percutaneous decompression
  • PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections
  • Radiofrequency neurolysis
  • Spinal injections
  • Stem cell 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. A fellowship-trained spine surgeon can offer minimally invasive spinal procedures that will help renew your back, neck, and spine function. 

In addition to providing state-of-the-art nonsurgical 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 doctors about your injury or condition and the available treatment options, please request an appointment online or call 303.449.2730.