Back Pain Specialist

Western Orthopaedics, P.C.

Orthopedic Surgeons & Physical Therapists located in Denver, CO

Millions of Americans experience back pain every year, and it’s one of the leading drivers of missed workdays. If you’re struggling with back pain, spine specialists at Western Orthopaedics, P.C., can help. From conservative treatments to back surgery, the practice offers the services you need to address both chronic and acute back pain. For relief from your back pain, call their Colorado location in Denver or request an appointment online.

Back Pain Q & A

What is the anatomy of the back?

In order to better understand back pain, it’s helpful to take a step back and take a look at this complex area of your body. At the heart of your back is your spine, which is made up of 33 vertebrae that are separated by 23 discs. Surrounding your spine is a host of support tissues, including muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

In addition to providing support, range of motion, and mobility for your body, your spine also serves as a conduit for your nervous system, which means there are plenty of sensitive nerve roots in your back.

What are the most common causes of back pain?

Given its role as the foundation of your entire musculoskeletal system and conduit for your nervous system, it’s little wonder that back pain is as prevalent as it is. The most common causes of back pain include:

  • Muscle strains
  • Pinched or compressed nerves, including sciatica
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis

This list is by no means comprehensive, but it gives you an idea of the wide range of issues that can lead to back pain. In many cases, these conditions are degenerative or progressive, while other problems are acute and result from an injury. Whatever the case, Western Orthopaedics, P.C., understands back pain and the steps necessary to bring you relief.

How is back pain treated?

The answer to this question depends upon the underlying cause of your back pain. Using the latest diagnostic tools, including advanced imaging, your spinal specialist determines what’s causing your back pain so that they can determine the appropriate treatment plan. 

To give you an idea of the various options, your doctor may turn to any of these effective treatments to bring you relief from your back pain:

  • Prescription medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Ultrasound-guided injections

In some cases, your spine specialist may recommend a surgical solution. There are many types of back surgery, including

  • Balloon kyphoplasty for compression fractures
  • Microdiscectomy 
  • Spinal fusion

Rest assured, the goal at Western Orthopaedics, P.C., is to relieve your back pain in the least invasive way possible, so your doctor exhausts more conservative treatments before turning to surgery.

For much-needed relief from your back pain, call Western Orthopaedics, P.C., or use the online scheduling tool to request a consultation.

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