Expert treatment for neck and back pain in Denver

Your spine is the structural support system for your entire body. And because it's involved in nearly all aspects of movement, most people will experience some form of spinal pain in their lifetime. The Spine Center at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s was developed as a cutting-edge, integrated spine care model to take care of all your spinal needs.

A critical part of your health and well-being, your spine deserves expert care—and our team at the Spine Center is one of the world’s best. Our spinal experts have received extensive training from the best institutions around the country.

From chronic pain and spinal degeneration to spinal injury and advanced scoliosis, we use the latest in technology to safely treat the full spectrum of spinal issues.

An integrated model of spine care

Our approach to your spinal care, diagnosis and treatment is a collaborative and all-inclusive integrated model. Our programs and practices are designed to return you to optimal comfort and function as soon as possible.

Our physicians and spinal specialists are some of the most experienced in the world. Comprised of an award-winning team of physicians, surgeons, pain management experts, therapists, rehabilitation specialists and nurse practitioners, our extensive support staff constantly works together to keep you healthy.

When physical therapy and other non-invasive treatments aren’t effective, our expert spine care team treats specialty issues that may require surgery. If your spinal condition does require surgical care, you will begin your recovery process in our modern, dedicated spine floor at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s. We have the best technology currently available to treat your spine issue, including the StealthStation® surgical navigation system that enables our surgeons to perform more precise procedures.

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Patient and visitor information

The Spine Center is dedicated to making your hospital visit as simple and comfortable as possible. From free valet parking upon your arrival to recovery in our new 36-bed post-surgical unit, our friendly and experienced staff will do whatever is needed to make your surgical experience go as smoothly as possible.

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

Other important information:

  • Hotel information: We offer various discounted rates on lodging for 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.
  • Location: The post-surgical spine unit is located on the 8th Floor in the “A” tower.
  • Overnight Stays for Family: Family is welcome to stay in the patient room overnight. Please note that children are not able to stay with a patient without an additional supervising adult.
  • Phone number: You can reach the post-surgical spine unit at (720) 754-7690.
  • Visiting hours/restrictions: We do not have restrictions for visiting hours. After 8 p.m., family and visitors must enter the hospital through the Emergency Room entrance (the main doors are locked).

Spinal disorders and conditions we treat

Eighty percent of adults in the U.S. experience neck or back pain. As your body’s primary support system, keeping your spine healthy is the key to enjoying an active lifestyle. That’s why we treat the complete spine to get you back to whole-body health. Learn how treatment at our Spine Center has changed these patients’ lives by reading some of our patient testimonials.

Our expert team at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Spine Center treats the following spine conditions:

  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Chronic pain
  • Compression fractures
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Degenerative spondylolisthesis
  • Isthmic spondylolisthesis
  • Failed back surgery syndrome
  • Herniated disc
  • Lumbar stenosis
  • Muscle strain
  • Neck sprain and strain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal tumors
  • Whiplash

Common spine procedures

When physical therapy and other non-invasive treatments aren’t effective, our expert spine care team treats specialty issues that may require surgery.

Depending on each individual’s case, our surgeons may recommend one of the following spine procedures:

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

Scoliosis treatment

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

We use state-of-the-art surgical equipment and offer access to current clinical and basic science research.

Types of scoliosis we treat

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