Minimally Invasive Procedures

Colorado Injury + Pain Specialists

Minimally Invasive Pain Management Procedures

Our pain management physicians at Colorado Injury and Pain Specialists specialize in performing interventional pain management procedures. These typically include a targeted injection of steroids and pain medication to the affected area to reduce pain and swelling. Minimally invasive pain management procedures have been proven to be a safe and effective way in treating both acute and chronic pain conditions. We can help control the local pain and inflammation with significantly less medication than treatments relying on oral medications by administering medications directly to the affected pain site.

Pain management and minimally invasive procedures range in pain relief and duration, lasting typically from several weeks to several months. Minimally invasive procedures have a very low risk of complication, and are typically safe for all types of patients experiencing musculoskeletal pain, typically in the joints, back or neck.

Our pain management physicians can significantly reduce pain and improve functionality for patients by combining steroids to reduce inflammation with pain medications designed to inhibit the pain receptors in an area. Minimally invasive procedures are part of a larger integrated pain management program, and can help patients complete physical therapy and rehabilitation that would have been impossible with their current pain levels.

CIPS is the area’s most experienced pain management group, with several specialists who focus solely on providing the most advanced, minimally invasive pain management procedures. All of our physicians are board certified in pain management, certifying their experience and advanced training in providing these procedures safely and effectively.

Vertiflex Superion Spinal Decompression Spacer

Vertiflex is the only FDA approved minimally-invasive interspinous spacer, a device designed to be a conservative approach to managing pain as a result of spinal stenosis. Utilizing the most advanced minimally-invasive medical technology, the Superion device is implanted between the vertebra causing the most pain, relieving the spinal compression and allowing the spine to return to a more normal state.

The Vertiflex Superion device has been clinically tested and proven effective for up to 4 years, helping reduce leg and back pain as a result of spinal stenosis by up to 78%. It is one of the only minimally-invasive back pain management procedures that can simultaneously help prevent the need for surgical options while also reducing the patient’s reliance on pain medication.

If you are suffering from Spinal Stenosis or pain as a result of spinal compression, the Vertiflex Superion may be an excellent way to get the pain relief you need without surgery or chronic pain medication. Ask your pain management doctor if the Vertiflex device may be able to help with your back pain condition, and find out if it’s an option for you.

Common pain injections include:

  • Nerve blocks (therapeutic, sympathetic, diagnostic, prognostic, prophylactic)
  • Epidural
  • Discography
  • Facet injections
  • Balloon kyphoplasty
  • Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET)
  • Implantable pain infusion pumps (IDD)
  • Sacroiliac injections
  • Advanced diagnostic services, including epiduroscopy, discogram, & spine evaluations
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Selective nerve transformational block
  • Spinal cord stimulators (SCS)
  • Advance radiofrequency procedures
  • Non-surgical treatment of herniated discs, including interventional discectomy
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Trigger point injections
  • Minimally invasive lumbar decompression
  • Facet fusion techniques
  • Medical regimen design for chronic pain
  • Physical and licensed massage therapies
  • Behavioral pain management counseling

You don’t have to live with pain anymore.

Contact us at 970-242-0162 to schedule your appointment if you are experiencing chronic or acute pain,
or believe a pain management procedure might be able to offer you some pain relief.