Treating back pain
The orthopedic spine surgeons at Centura Orthopedics & Spine offer comprehensive treatment for back and neck pain. Using the most advanced techniques, we accurately diagnose the cause of your back pain. Then we work with you to devise a custom treatment plan that meets your needs, always starting with non-surgical treatments, such as physical therapy or injections using corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid, if possible.
When spine surgery is the best option, our expert orthopedic spine surgeons offer comprehensive surgical options employing leading-edge techniques. Specialized advanced spine surgery offered by Centura Orthopedics include:
Minimally-Invasive Robotic-Assisted Spine Surgery
Centura Orthopedics & Spine surgeons were among the region’s first to offer surgery using the precision of robot-guidance technology to spine surgery patients. Our surgeons use the Mazor Robotics Renaissance® Guidance System to precisely place spinal implants. With this technology, the surgeon can place images of the patent’s actual anatomy into specialized software that creates a three-dimensional view to allow detailed planning of the procedure before the patient even enters the operating room. This advanced planning, along with the system’s instrumentation, assures a high degree of precision. In addition, the system allows for smaller incisions, which promote faster healing and minimizes damage to healthy tissue.
Lumbar Laminotomy for Compressed Nerves
Centura Orthopedics & Spine orthopedic spine surgeons are highly experienced at performing a minimally invasive decompression surgery, known as lumbar laminotomy, which can relieve pain caused by sciatica, disc herniation, arthritis, or structural compression. The minimally invasive procedure means that patients typically spend only a few days in the hospital, experience a full and rapid recovery, and can resume regular activities in just a few weeks.
Our spine surgeons are expert at performing minimally invasive lumbar laminectomy. Patients often go home the same day, and recovery times are much shorter than with traditional, open surgeries. In fact, many patients are able to return to work and other regular activities within a few days.
Our orthopedics spine surgeons also offer specialized services for neck, back, and spinal injuries resulting from sports or activity. We can provide treatment to relieve the pain as quickly as possible to get you back in action and also suggest prevention measures to help ensure the problem doesn’t occur again.
Meet our spine and back pain experts:
Spine specialists at our Denver area locations include:
Christopher Gallus, DO
Spine specialists at our Colorado Springs locations include: