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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 surgeons in South Denver

Don't let back pain keep impacting your life.

At the Spine and Total Joint Center at Sky Ridge Medical Center near Highlands Ranch, Colorado, our specialists offer personalized care. We are there for you before, during and after your spine treatment to help get back to your life.

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, back and neck conditions we treat

Our spine doctors are experts when it comes to spine care, and they treat conditions such as:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Back pain
  • Bone spurs
  • Burst fractures
  • Compression fractures
  • Degenerative disc diseases
  • Disc disorders
  • Herniated discs
  • Muscle strains
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pulled muscles
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spine tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Whiplash

Our spine care treatments and services

Our spine surgeons and specialists offer many options to treat a number of spine disorders. We work to minimize back and neck pain plus restore your mobility.

Features of our spine care program

Patients choose our center for our:

  • Comprehensive team of specialists, including those trained in orthopedic care and neurological care
  • Advanced technology, including minimally invasive robotic spine surgery
  • Appointment with a specialist available within 48 hours of scheduling
  • Excellent recovery environment
  • Experienced, fellowship-trained neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons
  • Named one of Healthgrade's America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ (2022, 2021)
  • Nationally recognized spine care
  • Patient education, including a preoperative guidebook and spine surgery class
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation after surgery
  • State-of-the-art facility with a convenient private entrance

The Joint Commission has recognized our team's expertise and certified our spine center. Additionally, our center is also designated as a Blue Distinction Center for spine surgery.

Spinal disc treatment

Your spine is comprised of 33 vertebrae separated by discs. These discs can be damaged through trauma, disease or degeneration over time, which may cause pain and a lack of mobility. We offer both traditional and modern treatments to treat these and other spinal disc conditions.

Using minimally invasive surgical technology, we perform procedures to replace a spinal disc with an artificial one. Through disc replacement surgery, we can preserve, and in some cases, even enhance motion in the lumbar portion of the spine.

  • Spine revision surgery — Spine revision surgery may be needed when, for a variety of reasons, a previous procedure starts to cause severe back pain or other symptoms. Our spine care specialists can help with this, performing minimally invasive procedures to restore your spine's function and your physical mobility.
  • Spine tumor treatment — In conjunction with our cancer care program, our spine doctors diagnose and treat spine tumors. Our staff is able to detect whether the abnormal cells are benign (noncancerous and not invading nearby tissue) or malignant (cancerous and possibly spreading to other parts of the body).

Spine tumors can press on nerves and blood vessels, potentially causing pain and reducing blood supply. These tumors may occur in the bones of the spine, within nerve tissue or within soft tissue around the spine.

Minimally invasive spine surgery

Our spine surgeons stay at the forefront of surgical technology and use new techniques to provide you with the best outcomes possible. A key example of this is our use of minimally invasive robotic surgical technology for spine treatments.

Your doctor uses this advanced surgical platform to create a 3D model of your spinal cord that can be viewed from multiple angles. The technology helps the surgeon better assess your anatomy, determine the most appropriate spinal implants and develop a personalized care plan designed for your unique anatomy.

Benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery offers many advantages when compared to traditional spine surgery, including:

  • Less pain
  • More precise placement of instrumentation via image guidance
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker return to normal activities

Additional spine care resources

It is important to learn as much as you can about your spine condition, so you can make informed choices about your care.

Preoperative spine surgery class

We offer a spine surgery class to help you learn what to expect with your spine surgery and recovery. If you're unable to attend our in-person class, however, you can watch our preoperative spine surgery summary video below.

You can register online for our spine surgery class or speak with a team member at (720) 624-4906.

Other sites related to spine care

The following websites will help provide you with additional information:

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Our Spine care Locations

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Sky Ridge Medical Center
10101 Ridgegate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO 80124
 (720) 225 - 1000

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Sky Ridge Medical Center
10101 Ridgegate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO 80124
 (720) 225 - 1000
Centennial Hospital
14200 E Arapahoe Rd
Centennial, CO 80112
 (303) 699 - 3000

5.1 miles

Swedish Medical Center
501 E Hampden Ave
Englewood, CO 80113
 (303) 788 - 5000

10.4 miles

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