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Fun Holiday Events Happening in Denver This Year!
Fun Holiday Events Happening in Denver This Year!
The Denver area offers several exciting events and activities during the holiday season. If you haven’t made plans for the holidays yet, check out these fun festivities that are taking place in Denver and Lone Tree. 
Prehistoric Skeletons Have Less Arthritis
Prehistoric Skeletons Have Less Arthritis
The Center for Disease Control says adults should exercise moderately for 2 ½ hours per week and engage in vigorous activity for 1 ¼ hours per week. However, the average American only does about 17 minutes of fitness activities per day. That's about 2 ½ times less than the average teenager and about 4 minutes more than seniors over the age of 70. Because of this overwhelming inactivity by the average American adult, body-wide arthritis rates continue to increase. However, very little spine arthritis has been found in prehistoric skeletons. And it's not just because we are living longer and eating more foods that are less nutritious. A recent study at Harvard indicates that it's actually in part due to lower activity levels and sitting.
Will Stem Cells Fix My Back Pain?
Low back and leg pain is very common. It has many causes including arthritic and degenerating discs and joints in the spine which compress the nerves. The cause and standard treatment strategies have been well studied over many decades. Spine surgeons and other treatment providers are now confident in the traditional therapy, injections and even surgeries we offer.
Which Low Back Surgery is Right for Me?
Which Low Back Surgery is Right for Me?
Low back surgery refers to surgery on the lumbar spine between the L1 bone and the L5-S1 level. Decompression, fusion and artificial disc replacement are all options to treat low back conditions. However, it is important to remember that these surgeries are not interchangeable, but instead have very specific indications. Depending on your symptoms and changes in your spine, the surgeons at Rocky Mountain Brain & Spine Institute can determine which surgery is best for you.
What are Injections Going to do for Me?
What are Injections Going to do for Me?
Low back pain is the most common disease in the United States. While most low back pain is caused by muscle spasms and can be treated with a few weeks of rest and over the counter anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), some people have more persistent symptoms and can be related to degenerative changes in the spine. These degenerative changes commonly are caused by the narrowing of the spinal canal and compression of the nerves resulting in back and leg pain, as well as weakness and numbness in some cases. 
Understanding Opioid Medications
Understanding Opioid Medications Opioid medications can be used to treat pain. Their abundant use for both acute and chronic pain has led to an epidemic in the United States, which more recently has become publicized. It's imperative to know what opioid medications are and how to use them safely.
What is physical therapy going to do for me?
What is Physical Therapy Going to Do For Me?

Low back pain is the most common disease in the United States.  While most low back pain is caused by muscle spasms and can be treated with a few weeks of rest and over the counter anti-inflammatory medications, some people have more persistent symptoms. This...

Why You Should Choose a Neurosurgeon Over an Orthopedic Surgeon
Why You Should Choose a Neurosurgeon Over an Orthopedic Surgeon When most people think about what a neurosurgeon does, they think of surgery on the nervous system. When people think about what an orthopedic surgeon does, they think of surgery on the bones and joints. It's easy to know you should see a neurosurgery for a brain problem and an orthopedic surgeon for a knee problem. But who should you see when you have a problem with your spine, which involves both your nervous system and bones?
How To Take Care of Your Spine
How To Take Care of Your Spine The spine is among the most important components of the human body, and plays a number of different roles in daily function. Avoiding injury to the spine and promoting optimal spinal health are essential to preserving proper function and supporting optimal quality of life for patients of all ages. The team at Rocky Mountain Brain & Spine Institute offers the following tips on how to take care of your spine.