Pain Management Therapies

Denver residents are active and vibrant. We live at one mile high and enjoy every bit of beautiful Colorado. Sometimes we enjoy it so much it hurts. Whether your back pain is from playing outside, a work accident, car accident, or chronic pain, you want to feel better fast so you can do the things you love. SpineOne has been providing Denver with pain management therapies to help get them back to a pain free life for almost 20 years.

We are a team of back pain doctors with specialties in everything from orthopedics to pain management. Our patient care philosophy is simple – we’re here to help you live free from back, neck, and joint pain. We know that being in back pain can be scary (which can make your pain worse!) so the SpineOne experience is designed to minimize the stress of your experience.

Learn more about our pain management therapies below.

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Why Does My Back Hurt?

And How Do Pain Management Therapies Help?

This simple question actually has many layers to it. We’ve been treating back and neck pain in the Denver area for almost 20 years, and we’ve learned that the average Colorado resident is anything but average. One answer simply does not fit all.

Back pain can be caused by various injuries and conditions.  The treatment your doctor recommends for your back pain will depend on your medical history, the type of pain, the original cause of the pain, and whether your pain is acute (short-lived, healing within 6-12 weeks) or chronic (ongoing pain).

Luckily, most back pain won’t require surgery and will often begin to get better in 4-6 weeks with rest and exercise. For the rest, we’ve gathered some information on the various procedures and techniques that may be recommended by your doctor to resolve your pain.

Annuloplasty

This is a treatment for chronic pain in your lower back. The physician uses heat to reduce the sensitivity of nerve fibers in a spinal disc. More than one disc may be treated.

Disc Decompression

This is a procedure to treat a herniated disc. That’s a bulging disc in your spine. Getting rid of the bulge can relieve pressure on your nerves. It can relieve pain in your lower back and your legs.

Epidural Steroid Injection

This injection procedure is performed to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. Steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions.

Facet Joint Injection

The facet joints, found on both sides of the back of the spine, can become painfully irritated or inflamed. A facet joint injection may help diagnose the source of a patient’s pain. It can also relieve pain and inflammation.

Kyphoplasty

This minimally-invasive procedure repairs a vertebral compression fracture. It helps restore the spine’s natural shape. Some patients experience rapid pain relief after the procedure.

Nerve Root Block

This injection targets a painful nerve in your cervical spine. It helps your doctor find which nerve is pressed on by a herniated disc, spinal stenosis or some other problem. It may give you pain relief.

Piriformis Injection

This injection procedure is performed to diagnose and relieve the pain of piriformis syndrome, an irritation of the sciatic nerve caused by a contraction of the piriformis muscle in the buttocks.

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Radiofrequency Ablation

Heat from radio waves to treats painful facet joints in your lower back. This procedure is also called radiofrequency rhizotomy. It can treat pain that doesn’t respond to medications or to physical therapy.

SI Joint Injection

This injection procedure is performed to relieve pain caused by arthritis in the sacroiliac joint where the spine and hip bone meet. The steroid medication can reduce swelling and inflammation in the joint.

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms and legs. SCS candidates include people who suffer from neuropathic pain and for whom conservative treatments have failed.

Trigger Point Injection

This outpatient procedure is designed to reduce or relieve the pain of trigger points. These small, tender knots can form in muscles or in the fascia (the soft, stretchy connective tissue that surrounds muscles and organs). The trigger point injection procedure takes only a few minutes to complete.