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Spine care

Spine specialists, who can be orthopedists or neurosurgeons, diagnose and treat injuries, trauma and diseases related to the spine. Spine care doctors also offer care for herniated discs, nerve damage, sciatica, neck pain or chronic back pain.

Spine center in Uptown Denver

If you have chronic back or spine pain, we offer options for relief to get you back to your life.

At our Spine Center at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, we personalize your treatment. Our integrated model of care for all your back, neck and spine needs includes advanced methods such as robotic surgery and therapy.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free medical advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free medical advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Spine disorders and conditions we treat

Our spine specialists treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Chronic pain
  • Compression fracture
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Degenerative spondylolisthesis
  • Isthmic spondylolisthesis
  • Herniated disc
  • Lumbar stenosis
  • Muscle strain
  • Neck sprain and strain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal fracture
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal tumor
  • Whiplash

Our spine program

Our spine specialists and surgeons are focused on treatments that reduce pain and restores movement in your back, neck and spine.

Spine treatments we offer

When you come to us for your spine care needs, you'll have access to broad range of services and treatments. We offer programs and practices designed to return you to optimal comfort and help you resume your normal activities as soon as possible. Our programs include:

  • Advanced technology
  • Preoperative education
  • Recovery unit
  • Spine therapy services

For more information about our spine care services, please call us at (720) 754-6000.

Scoliosis care

Our scoliosis treatment program features board-certified orthopedic surgeons with fellowship training in pediatric orthopedics, adult orthopedics and spinal deformity surgery.

We provide treatment for several scoliosis disorders, including:

  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
  • Adult kyphosis
  • Adult scoliosis
  • Congenital kyphosis
  • Congenital malformations
  • Congenital scoliosis
  • Dwarfing
  • Infantile scoliosis
  • Juvenile scoliosis
  • Scheuermann's kyphosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
Spine surgery

If your condition requires spine surgery, your care and recovery takes place in our hospital's dedicated and modern spine unit.

When physical therapy and noninvasive treatments do not relieve your pain or other symptoms, our spine surgeons may recommend one of the following procedures:

  • Artificial disc insertion of the cervical and lumbar spine
  • Correction of complex deformities
  • Decompression
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic spine injection
  • Discectomy for herniated discs to treat spinal fractures
  • Neuromodulation for chronic back and neck pain
  • Spinal fusion, including cervical spinal fusion

Preoperative spine education

We offer a spine surgery class to help you learn what to expect before, during and after your procedure. In this free class, we discuss topics like preparing for surgery, recovering from surgery and preparing your home for your return.

Spine therapy and rehabilitation

Our hospital provides inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation services. With spine therapy, we can help you restore strength and function following a diagnosis, injury or surgery. If you could benefit from rehabilitation, our therapists will begin working with you during your hospital stay.

Integrated spine care team

We use a collaborative, all-inclusive approach to spine care, which means our spine doctors treat the complete spine to get you back to whole-body health. This is because your spine is your body’s primary support system, so keeping it healthy is the key to enjoying an active lifestyle.

Our spine surgeons, including specialists in neurological care and orthopedic care, have received extensive training from some of the best institutions around the country. These doctors collaborate with pain management experts, rehabilitation specialists, nurse practitioners and other support staff to provide comprehensive care for you.

Preparing to visit The Spine Center

At The Spine Center, we are dedicated to making your hospital visit as convenient and comfortable as possible. From free valet parking to recovering in our new 36-bed post-surgical unit, we will do whatever we can to make your surgical experience go as smoothly as possible.

Patient and visitor information

Your surgery day will begin by checking in at our conveniently located Welcome Center and surgical waiting area. While you are in surgery, your family and friends may wait in this area and enjoy our many amenities, including a flat-screen TV, comfortable couches and chairs, computers, free Wi-Fi, drinks and snacks.

Registering for your visit with us also means less worry for your care. Our team collects physician referrals, insurance information and sets up any needed tests.

Additional information for your visit

You will find additional information below to help you plan your visit to our spine clinic.

  • Phone number: You can reach the post-surgical spine unit at (720) 754-7690.
  • Location: The post-surgical spine unit is located on the eighth floor in Tower A.
  • Visiting hours/restrictions: We do not have restrictions for visiting hours. After 8:00pm, family and visitors must enter the hospital through the emergency room (ER) entrance (The main doors are locked).
  • Overnight stays for family: We welcome your family's stay in your patient room overnight. Please note that children are not able to stay with you without an additional supervising adult.
  • Hotel information: Some nearby hotels offer discounted rates on lodging for our patients and their families. Please contact the hotel directly for a reservation and to confirm rates. If you have any questions, please contact our concierge at (303) 356-3783.

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Paul Pursell 

Paul is back to living a pain-free life after undergoing surgery at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center for spinal nerve pain.
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Our Spine care Locations

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Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
1719 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
 (720) 754 - 6000

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Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
1719 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
 (720) 754 - 6000
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
2001 N. High St
Denver, CO 80205
 (720) 754 - 1000

0.1 miles

Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
 (303) 320 - 2121

2.0 miles