Back Pain Specialist

CarePoint Neurosurgery and Spine -  - Neurosurgery

CarePoint Neurosurgery and Spine

Neurosurgery located in Greenwood Village, CO & Englewood, CO

Back pain is a prevalent health issue in the United States. Many adults have persistent back pain that interferes with their daily activities. The surgeons at CarePoint Neurosurgery and Spine diagnose and treat the various conditions that cause back pain at nine locations in Colorado, including Lone Tree, Englewood, Castle Rock, Denver, Wheat Ridge, Colorado Springs, Parker, Yuma, and Lamar. Call the most convenient office to book an appointment today.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Back pain has many potential causes, from muscle strains to more serious spinal conditions. The team at CarePoint Neurosurgery and Spine provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for conditions like:

  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Compression fractures
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal tumors and cancer

The team also has experience treating rare spine disorders such as ankylosing spondylitis, cauda equina syndrome, and acute flaccid myelitis (AFM).

When should I talk to a doctor about back pain?

While almost everyone has a sore back occasionally, whether you overdo it at the gym, help a friend move, or sleep in a strange position, this type of discomfort usually passes after a couple of days of rest. More persistent pain is your body trying to warn you of a serious problem.

You should make an appointment at CarePoint Neurosurgery and Spine if your back pain persists or intensifies instead of getting better with rest. You should also seek medical care if your pain interferes with your mobility or quality of life. 

Any signs of nerve compression, such as tingling, numbness, or weakness, also require medical assessment.

How is the cause of back pain diagnosed?

The physicians at CarePoint Neurosurgery and Spine provide comprehensive exams and testing to diagnose the cause of your back pain. They begin by reviewing your medical history, lifestyle, and symptoms. 

Your provider then completes a physical exam, checking your spine and the muscles and connective tissue in your back for any signs of inflammation or abnormality. 

You may be asked to walk around the office or perform some gentle stretches so your provider can see how your pain affects your mobility. Your doctor might also complete a neurological exam to check your balance, strength, and nerve function. 

If necessary, the team orders additional testing, including X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, and nerve conduction studies, to confirm your diagnosis. 

How is back pain treated?

CarePoint Neurosurgery and Spine creates customized treatment plans to address your specific needs. They might recommend medication, spine injections, or physical therapy. 

If your condition is more severe, the team also offers state-of-art minimally invasive back and spine surgeries. The practice uses various advanced technologies, including xvision™, Globus Medical, Prodisc®, and activL®, to repair painful spinal conditions.  

Call CarePoint Neurosurgery and Spine today for expert back pain treatments to help you get back to your regular activities.