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Sports Medicine & Non-Surgical Orthopedic Physicians located in Boulder and Centennial, CO

Back Pain services offered in Centennial and Boulder, CO

Everyone suffers occasional back pain, but if your symptoms continue longer than a few days and keep you from exercise and other activities, seek immediate treatment. At Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics in Boulder and Centennial, Colorado, sports medicine specialists offer minimally invasive, nonsurgical treatment for various types of back pain, including neck and lower back pain. Call Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics today to schedule back pain treatment, or book your appointment online.

Back pain is a normal part of aging, right?

Not necessarily. Even though back pain is a common problem, it isn’t always a part of getting older. Pain that affects any part of your spine, from your neck to your lower back, is something to take seriously. Without treatment, the condition can get worse and keep you from work, exercise, or other activities.

After an exam and discussing your symptoms, the Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics providers develop a personalized treatment plan to minimize pain and improve quality of life.

What are the symptoms of back pain?

Back pain symptoms include:

  • Stiffness
  • Limited mobility
  • Posture problems
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tingling and numbness
  • Weakness

As your symptoms get worse, you can find it difficult to stand up, drive, and do other routine activities.

What causes back pain?

Back pain occurs for various reasons, including:

  • Fractures
  • Disc problems, like degenerative disc disease
  • Arthritis
  • Structural problems like scoliosis and kyphosis
  • Sports injuries

Sometimes, back pain develops due to an underlying health problem, like a spine tumor or kidney stones.

Should I see a sports medicine specialist for back pain?

Yes. Make an appointment at Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics if you have back or neck pain lasting longer than a few days. That’s particularly true if your symptoms continue or get worse even after conservative treatments, like ice, rest, and activity changes.

How does a sports medicine specialist diagnose back pain?

Your Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics provider reviews your medical records, asks about your symptoms, and examines your spine. They check for bruising, redness, and swelling and gently press your spine and surrounding skin to pinpoint sensitive areas.

Your provider assesses your posture and how you walk and orders X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI to check for fractures and herniated discs.

How does a sports medicine specialist treat back pain?

Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics treats back pain using a minimally invasive, nonsurgical approach. They could suggest:

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol®) or a mild prescription narcotic
  • Driving restrictions
  • Work restrictions
  • Exercise restrictions
  • Lumbar support brace
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Prolotherapy
  • Ultrasound-guided injections
  • Crutches
  • Limited rotational movement

After your pain improves, your provider prescribes strength and mobility activities, like walking, cycling, swimming, or physical therapy. It usually takes about six weeks to complete the nonsurgical treatment. Attend each checkup and carefully follow your provider’s instructions.

Schedule an appointment by phone or reach out online to learn more.