Don't let back pain cause you miss out.
Lutheran Spine Surgeons are here to help get you back to doing the things you live for!
Back and neck pain are very common. Most people will experience it at some time in their lives. When pain does not resolve on its own, and function begins to deteriorate, conservative treatment from our Spine Specialists can often bring relief, without the need for invasive surgical remedies.
Our team of physical therapists, physician assistants, psychologists, acupuncturists and exercise specialists employ a philosophy of care, based on the strong belief and commitment that we are here to provide care FOR YOU and WITH YOU, because this is ABOUT YOU. We are all passionate about spine care and every member of your care team is dedicated to designing the care plan that’s right for you. All members of your spine treatment team meet regularly regarding your care, which we recognize as an extremely valuable process in reaching the best outcome.
Ensuring you are informed and involved every step of the way is essential to your care and healing. We pride ourselves on listening to YOU.
Spine Specialists focused on Non-Surgical Treatments
At the Lutheran Spine Center, we’ve brought together a talented network of providers to treat all of your spine care needs.
We’re not just a team of doctors; we’re also physical therapists, physician assistants, psychologists, acupuncturists and exercise specialists.
Our extraordinary staff makes it possible for you to get the most comprehensive care possible — with all of your core team members in one convenient location.
BYRON JONES, MD
Low Back Pain
Dr. Jones, Medical Director of the Spine Center at Denver West, is a board certified physiatrist with more than 27 years of experience treating patients with back pain.
KAREN KSIAZEK, MD
Dr. Ksiazek has served as the Clinical Assistant Professor of Physiatry at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and worked as a clinical physiatrist and medical director at several medical campuses and in private practice.
MELODY FERRIS, PA
As a Physician Assistant, Melody has specialized in Spine Care, Neurosurgery, and Pain Management. She enjoys the challenge of putting the clinical puzzle pieces together, identifying the primary pain source, and then developing a multi-disciplinary patient care plan that focuses on improving function and quality of life.
JAIME DAVIS LELESZI, MSPT, MTC, MT, CSCS
Certified Massage Therapist
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Jaime believes that a variety of treatment techniques and principles are needed to create a comprehensive patient evaluation and holistic treatment plan for her patients, and she has a passion for rehabilitating those with complex spinal disorders.
Amy Milkavich, Psy. D.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dr. Amy Milkavich is a licensed psychologist who specializes in treating adults coping with pain. She has worked in a variety of settings with individuals struggling with the many challenges that come with changes in physical abilities. Dr. Milkavich particularly enjoys helping her clients to reconnect with their pre-injury lives and resume the happiest and most fulfilling lives possible.