Get Personalized Back Pain Care
Back pain is one of the most common reasons for people to visit their physician,
and one of the costliest conditions. In Denver, the rate of spine surgeries and injections is higher than the national average, despite evidence that as many as half of spine surgeries fail to improve long-term pain.
People experience two types of back pain: acute and chronic. Acute pain, which lasts a few days to a few weeks, is often due to an accident or injury, such as a fall. You may feel a muscle ache, shooting or stabbing pain, de- creased range of motion or difficulty standing up straight. With chronic pain, you may not know the cause. it often gets worse over time and lasts for more than three months. You may experience areas of tenderness and stiffness.
Lutheran’s Spine Care at Denver West takes a unique, comprehensive and noninvasive approach to dealing with back pain. The spine care team provides a range of services that work together to focus on prevention and noninvasive treatments to get patients back to their lives.
The right treatment at the right time is the philosophy that guides each patient’s treatment plan, which can include physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture and massage, as well as psychology services. if surgery is the right approach, the transition to a surgeon’s care is managed by the spine center’s clinical staff.
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Request an appointment online at lutheranmedicalcenter.org/spinecare or call 303-403-6688