Dr. Christopher Cain, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Aurora, CO, 80045

Dr. Christopher Cain, MD, Aurora, CO, 80045

The Spine Center at University of Colorado Hospital specializes in treating people with back and neck pain using proven therapies and the latest technologies. Whether a patient needs physical therapy, medication, spinal injections, surgery, or any combination of approaches, our skilled physicians and staff focus on making our patients feel better, happier and healthier in the safest manner available. In addition, the Spine Center is regularly asked to evaluate second opinion cases.

The Spine Center at University of Colorado Hospital focuses on a collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach among neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrists, physical/occupational therapists, psychologists, integrative medicine, and anesthesiologists. As the only academic medical center in the region, the Spine Center is the only provider in the Front Range to take such a comprehensive approach to spine and neck care.

Dr. Christopher Cain is an Orthopedic Surgeon with The Spine Center at University of Colorado Hospital.

Doctor Quote

My general philosophy in spine surgery is to treat my patients as I would treat a member of my family.

Type of Spine Care Professional

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Areas of Expertise

Conditions
  • Acute Pain
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Pain
  • Auto-Related Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Coccydynia
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Foot Drop
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Pediatric Spine Disorders
  • Postural fatigue
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Conditions
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Tumors
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral subluxation
  • Whiplash
  • Workers' Compensation Injuries
Treatments
  • Annulus Repair
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Cervical
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Lumbar
  • Back Surgery
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Coccygectomy
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Discectomy
  • Discography
  • Dynamic lumbar stabilization
  • Electrotherapy, e.g. TENS
  • Epidural Steroid Injections - Cervical
  • Epidural Steroid Injections - Lumbar
  • Facet Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Facet Rhizotomy Injections
  • Facet rhizotomy
  • Interspinous process spacers
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Medial Branch Nerve Blocks
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Non-Surgical Treatment and Diagnosis
  • Pediatric Spine Treatments - Non-Surgical
  • Pediatric Spine Treatments - Surgical
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Radiofrequency Neuroablation
  • Reconstructive / Revision Spine Surgery
  • Sacrococcygeal Injections
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Transforaminal Injections
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Upper Cervical Specific Techniques
  • Vertebroplasty
  • X-STOP

Languages

Languages Spoken: English

Certifications

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association

Professional Distinctions

  • AOSpine – Director of Education Asia-Pacific region
  • Associate Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Professional Affiliations

  • Australian Medical Association
  • Australian Spine Society
  • European Spine Society