spine surgery

Dr. Adam P. Smith, neurological surgeon, neck surgery, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Brain & Spine Institute

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Sky Ridge A Faster Road to Pain-Free Living

by Jeannette Moninger

Salida resident Scott Collins spent 15 years jostling around as a crane operator. Although he now spends his time behind a desk, those earlier years wreaked havoc on Collins’ back. “Chronic back pain kept me awake most nights,” says Collins. “Sometimes, my legs would go numb.”

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Mazor X Spine Surgery

Advanced Robotic System Aids Spinal Surgery

by Jeannette Moninger

If you feel a twinge in your lower back while reading this magazine, you may be among the more than 31 million Americans who suffer from back pain, according to the American Chiropractic Association. Experts estimate that up to 80 percent of us will experience some type of back problem at some...

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Denver International Spine Center

DISC: Denver International Spine Center

by Kris Scott

Woosik M. Chung, MD |Timothy R. Kuklo, MD, JD | Shay Bess, MD | Spine specialists taking treatment to the next level

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Dr. Zaki Ibrahim, South Denver Spine

Standing Tall

by Debra Melani

South Denver Spine adds outpatient wing for compression-fracture treatment

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Catherine Vrba

Advanced Spine Surgery gets Coloradans Back on Path

by Mary Lemma

Catherine Vrba had been an athletic person all her life, especially devoted to long distance running. But after two car accidents, she started to experience back pain that increased in frequency and severity over several years. Everyday activities such as looking after the house, driving her...

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Power lift after spine surgery

Spine Surgery: Coming Back as Strong as Ever

by Debra Melani

With a nickname of “Princess Powerhouse,” and a 5-foot-2-inch, 125-pound frame of solid muscle, Heena Patel can withstand a heavy load. But when a doctor told the star power-lifter she needed back surgery and explained what the procedure would entail, it was too much weight for even Patel to bear.

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