Common Problems


Learn more about pain complaints that are common to Rocky Mountain Pain Specialists.
We specialize in the treatment and management of all types of back pain, headaches, joint pain, and more.
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    Headaches

    Headaches are pain located on either side of the head. They can be felt at a single location or spread throughout the temple. Several common types of headaches are tension headache, migraine, and cluster headache. Headaches can be a result of alcohol, particular foods, changes in sleep, poor posture, missed meals, stress, and injury. We offer several treatment options for chronic headaches.
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    Neck Pain

    Neck pain can be the result of several different factors which include; abnormalities in the bone or joint, trauma to the neck, poor posture, degenerative diseases, tumors and muscle strains.
    Treatment for patients with neck pain can vary but can include therapy and injections to help alleviate the symptoms. Neck pain can also lead to headaches.
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    Low Back Pain

    Lower back pain can be a result of nerve roots in the lower back being irritated, muscles may be strained, or the bones, joints or ligaments being damaged. Commonly an intervertebral disc may be degenerating. Typically diagnosis is done with an X-Ray, CT scan, or an MRI scan. We offer several treatment options for low back pain.
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    Hip Pain

    Hip Pain is a common problem that can be caused by a wide variety of issues including issues with your muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissue that surrounds your hip joint. Hip pain is often mistaken for the shooting sensation of low back pain. Degeneration and pain of the hip can be managed through medications and interventional procedures, including stem cell therapy.
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    Knee Pain

    Knee pain is a common problem that affects people of all ages. This can be a result of an injury, like a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Arthritis, gout, infections and past surgeries can also be a cause of pain in the knee. Ask us about our various treatment options for knee pain, including stem cell therapy.
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    Leg Pain

    Leg pain is a common problem that can be caused by a number of different things including cramps, injury, previous surgery, and back pain. It is commonly a symptom of disc or nerve root injury in the low back.
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    Arm Pain

    Arm pain can be the result from a variety of different injuries ranging from the shoulder and elbow joint to compressed nerves. Causes of arm pain can also be caused from a number of different conditions which include: nerve damage, fracture, bursitis, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia, arthritis, rotator cuff shoulder damage, tendinitis and more. A common source in our practice is neck pain and disc problems causing shooting pain into the arm.
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    Whiplash Disorders

    Whiplash is an injury of the neck caused by forceful movement back and forth. Whiplash most often occurs during a rear-end auto accident but can also occur from a sports injury, physical abuse, and other trauma. Symptoms can include neck pain, stiffness, headaches, loss of range of motion, tenderness, fatigue and dizziness. We have several treatment options for whiplash injuries.
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    Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

    Sacroiliac joint dysfunction can cause leg, buttock, and low back pain. The SI joint lies below to the bottom of the low back. A physical examination along with an MRI or Xray can help the provider with gathering a diagnosis. A SI joint injection is often beneficial and will relieve this type of pain. Stem cell therapy is commonly done in this area.
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    Facet Joint Dysfunction

    Facet joint syndrome is common source of back pain. The facet joints are small joints in the spine that are located behind the disc. Inflammation in these joints cause pain and can lead to arthritis. Steroid or stem cell injection into this area can be effective.
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    Disc Herniation

    A herniated disc is a condition in which the annulus fibrosus (tough outside layers) of the vertebral disc is torn, enabling the gooey nucleus to herniate into the area of the spinal cord and nerves. The nerves around the disc can become compressed which causes low back pain and pain shooting into the legs and buttocks.
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    Degenerative Disc Disease

    Degenerative disc disease is a condition in which a damaged vertebral disc causes chronic pain. This can occur anywhere in the back and neck. Damage to the disc is usually caused by a twisting injury in which the inner or outer portions of the disc may tear exposing and or irritating the nerves. After injury, the discs shrink and degenerate, causing arthritis. This is a common source of back pain.
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    Spinal Fractures

    A spinal fracture occurs when one of the bones in the spine breaks. The break can be anywhere from a small break to a complete collapse of the vertebra. Sometimes this is associated with damage to the spinal cord. This is more common in elderly individuals, and can be a source of back pain.
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    Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

    Failed back syndrome or post-laminectomy syndrome is a condition characterized by persistent pain following back surgeries. This can cause chronic leg or back pain.
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    Neuropathy

    Neuropathy is a disease or dysfunction of one or more peripheral nerves, typically causing numbness or weakness. Pain and numbness most often occurs in the hands and feet, but can happen in the arms, legs, or face.
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    Joint Arthritis

    Joint arthritis is pain and stiffness in the joint that typically worsens with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Each type causes the cartilage in the joint to break down over time, leading to pain and lack of mobility. This is a common cause of back pain, knee pain, and hip pain.
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    Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by musculoskeletal pain throughout the body, fatigue and tenderness in localized areas. Pain can be managed through medications or other procedures.
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    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

    Complex regional pain syndrome (or reflex sympathetic dystrophy) is chronic arm or leg pain developing after injuries or surgeries. This pain can be debilitating and difficult to manage. We have several treatment options that can assist with this condition.
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