Aspen, Colorado is an active city full of skiing, snowboarding, hiking and mountain biking enthusiasts. With a large number of recreational activities available to residents all year, many locals are active, fit and healthy. Home of the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails, the organization offers Aspen residents over 8,700 acres of open space lands and over 35 miles of trails for recreational sporting activities. In the winter months, local residents hit the slopes and enjoy some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the country. Unfortunately, certain local residents will experience a back injury or neck injury during a recreational athletic activity. If an injury to the spine occurs, Dr. Donald Corenman, spine surgeon and back specialist, is available to diagnose and treat the spinal injury at his nearby Vail practice.
Neck Specialist and Back Doctor Specializing in Spinal Injuries in Aspen, CO Winter Recreational Athletes and Winter X Game Competitors
Aspen, Colorado is home to a wide number of winter recreational athletes that love to spend time on the mountains skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, sledding and ice skating. While all of these activities provide a great form of exercise, spinal injuries are relatively common.
In winter athletes, the neck and back are commonly injured during a fall on ice or hard-packed snow. The most common spinal injuries include a herniated disc, ruptured disc, spine fracture and spine dislocation, as well as surrounding muscle strains and sprains.
Aspen has been home to the Winter X Games for a number of years. Athletes competing in the X Games are no strangers to back injuries and neck injuries. Competitive winter athletes are at an increased risk of experiencing cervical spine fractures and dislocations, spinal cord injuries and spine instability.
Colorado Spine Surgeon Available to Treat Aspen, CO Summer Recreational Athletes
The summer months in Aspen, Colorado are perfect for outdoor recreational athletes to enjoy mountain biking, hiking, golfing, whitewater rafting, paragliding and windsurfing. The Pitkin County Open Space and Trails, as well as the City of Aspen, provides ample space for local residents to get outdoors and enjoy the gorgeous Colorado summers.
With all of these recreational sporting activities available to locals during the summer months, some residents will experience neck pain or back pain associated with a spinal cord injury. The good news is that many residents are able to return to athletic activities in a short amount of time if a proper diagnosis and treatment plan is provided by a physician and followed by the patient.
Dr. Corenman, spine surgeon and back specialist, specializes in:
- Spinal stenosis
- Spine instability
- Cervical spine deformity
- Cervical spine fractures and dislocations
- Minimally invasive lumbar fusion
- Anterior lumbar interbody fusion
- X-Stop procedure
- Failed spine surgery correction
If you live in the Aspen, Colorado community and have experienced an injury to the spine, please contact the office of Dr. Donald Corenman, spine surgeon and back specialist.