Boulder, Colorado is a gorgeous city located at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills. Home of many University of Colorado athletes and recreational athletes, back injuries and neck injuries are prevalent in local residents of all ages. Dr. Donald Corenman, back surgeon and neck specialist, specializes in both simple and complex spinal injuries. He strives to treat each injury or condition in a minimally invasive approach so his patients can return to the athletic activities they enjoy as quickly as possible.
Orthopedic Spine Surgeon for Boulder, CO College Athletes
Boulder, Colorado is home to the main campus of the University of Colorado. CU Boulder offers students the education and skills to succeed in their adult life, as well as a number of athletic programs. The Colorado Buffaloes’ sports programs for male and female students compete against other large universities year after year. Popular sports programs for men include basketball, football, skiing and golf, while popular sports for women include volleyball, golf, skiing, basketball, lacrosse and soccer.
All of these sports provide a competitive team atmosphere students love, but lumbar and cervical spinal injuries can occur during competition or practice. Common neck and back injuries include fractures and dislocations, herniated discs, spinal cord injuries and nerve root injuries.
Back Pain Doctor and Neck Surgeon Treating Boulder, CO Outdoor Athletes
Boulder, Colorado is surrounded by thousands of acres of recreational open space, nature preserves and conservation easements. Trail running, hiking, biking and rock climbing are all popular sporting activities for outdoor athletes in the Boulder area. Many local residents visit nearby Eldorado Springs and Boulder Canyon for the best climbing routes.
Outdoor athletes usually remain in top physical shape year round, but they may also experience neck pain or back pain associated with a spinal injury.
Back pain while mountain biking and hiking has become a common non-traumatic injury experienced by many recreational athletes. The main cause of back pain is heavy backpacks loaded with snacks, water, first aid supplies and safety gear. Athletes may also experience low back pain from weak core muscles and poor hip mobility.
Rock climbing injuries to the spine are commonly related to over-straining the muscles. This causes extreme stress to be placed on the cervical and lumbar spine. Common climbing injuries include a bulging disc, degenerative disc disease, facet joint pain, a pinched nerve, sciatica and sacroiliac joint pain.
All outdoor athletes are strongly encouraged to contact a physician at the time of injury and onset of symptoms. A prompt diagnosis and treatment plan will help ensure a chronic condition does not develop.
Dr. Corenman, back surgeon and neck specialist, places an emphasis on:
- Herniated disc
- Scoliosis Surgery
- Ganglion cysts
- Minimally invasive lumbar fusion
- X-stop procedure
- Cervical laminectomy
Boulder, Colorado residents injured while hiking, rock climbing or mountain biking, or competing in college sports, are encouraged to contact the office of Dr. Donald Corenman, back surgeon and neck specialist, for an injury diagnosis and treatment plan.