Dr. Donald Corenman, M.D., D.C. (http://neckandback.com 970-479-5895) is a spine surgeon who specializes in chronic back pain and conditions associated with the neck, back and spine including degenerative disc disease, degenerative spondylolysthesis, spinal stenosis, sciatica and slipped disc. He has been practicing at the Steadman Clinic Spine Institute in Vail, CO—the premier sports medicine clinic for recovery of sports and spinal injuries—for more than 12 years.
This presentation is designed for patients and physicians who are seeking to gain an understanding about chronic back pain and the conservative treatment back pain options that are available, as well as surgical treatment for back pain that can help treat the condition.
Circulatory changes in the disc, aging, annular tears, degenerative facets and injuries associated with lifting can all be causes of chronic back pain. This presentation is designed to give you a basic understanding of the anatomy of the spine and then to identify the basic degenerative changes that occur within the spine that can cause chronic back pain. Conservative treatment for back pain isn’t always an option; Surgical treatment for back pain might include fusion for degenerative disc disease, decompression, laminectomy for spinal stenosis, microdisectomy for HNP and foramenotomy for root entrapment.
Dr. Corenman is a Colorado spine expert and devoted researcher and has written countless medical articles on spine injuries, spine conditions and the surgical options that are available today. He recently launched his own website (http://neckandback.com) to educate patients on spine disorders and to offer second opinions to physicians and colleagues who are seeking additional information on specific spine injuries and treatment options.