Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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I assume your pain is mostly central lower back pain (LBP) and it does not favor one side more than the other. If it is more on one side, this would change treatment decisions.

If pain is centered, I would start out with large volume epidural steroid injections (maybe as many as two to three) and a heavy does of rehab pilates to strengthen your core muscles. If pain is more one-sided, then this is a different discussion.

Dr. Corenman

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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.