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Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center has been a trusted provider of orthopedic care in metro Denver for more than 70 years. With more than 30 orthopedic surgeons, we are one of the largest and most specialized orthopedic groups in the United States and are known as a leader in orthopedic care. We offer highly trained surgeons and
specialists in sports medicine, spine, joint replacement, orthopedic trauma, foot and ankle, hand and wrist and non-operative pain management. We are committed to excellence in everything we do. That’s why patients of all ages — from children to seniors — trust Panorama Orthopedics to help them get them back to doing the things they love.
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Golden Office

660 Golden Ridge Rd., Suite 250

Golden, CO 80401

Phone: (303) 233-1223

Westminster Office

8510 N Bryant St. #120

Westminster, CO 80031

Phone: (303) 233-1223

Highlands Ranch Office

1060 Plaza Drive

Highlands Ranch, CO 80129​

Phone: (303) 233-1223

Westminster St Anthony North Office

500 West 144th Avenue, Suite 120

Westminster, CO 80023

Phone: (303) 233-1223

DTC Office

5570 DTC Parkway #200

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Phone: (303) 233-1223

Centennial Office

14000 E Arapahoe Road, #290

Centennial, CO 80112

Phone: (303) 233-1223

denver pain management

I was living on pain pills to get through the day before, but haven’t needed a single pill since my treatment.

Ron Alvarado
Patient of Dr. Horner

Pain Management and Non-Operative Care

At Panorama, our goal is to help people feel better.  To do that, we try conservative treatments first, whenever possible, prior to pursuing surgery. We understand patients may need a variety of options to help them heal. That’s why we have an entire team of experts devoted to using proven methods of pain management to help patients improve function and reduce pain.

Panorama’s unique approach to care emphasizes many options. These include physical therapy, occupational therapy and water therapy. This approach optimizes the ability of orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, radiology technicians and specialty-trained physical therapists to collaborate and provide a more comprehensive and thoughtful care plan for each patient. This highly integrated care model helps ensure the best results.


A physiatrist is a non-operative doctor who has been trained in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. They are sometimes referred to as a Pain Management doctor, because they specialize in pain management. Panorama’s pain management team includes two board-certified physiatrists –  Dr. Karen Knight and Dr. Michael Horner.  They specialize in interventional pain management. They diagnose and treat pain, as well as, restore function, by treating the whole person — not just the injury.

Our pain management team sees a range of patients, including those with low back pain, neck pain, and elbow pain, who have become frustrated with their lack of progress achieving pain relief. Depending on the type of illness or injury, the team may prepare treatment plans that include interventional pain management techniques, injections, physical therapy and/or complementary medicine.

If a patient needs a procedure or an injection, they can visit the Panorama office in Golden where we have a state-of-the-art non-operative suite at Golden Ridge Surgery Center  located on the lower level of Panorama Orthopedic & Spine Center.

Some of the pain-relieving procedures we are able to perform there include:

  •  Injections – These are often used to treat pain that originates in the spine. Epidural injections involve injecting an anti-inflammatory medication, such as a steroid, near the problem area.
  •  Radio frequency ablation (or RFA) – Radio frequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat pain coming from small joints in the back. It uses an electric current that produces a radio wave.
  • Percutaneous tenotomy — This procedure can be very effective in treating persistent tendon issues that don’t respond to physical therapy or injections.  A probe is inserted into the tendon to dissolve scar tissue and promote healing.
  • Electromyography (EMG) — EMG is used to diagnose painful nerve and muscle dysfunctions. It utilizes electrodes on the skin and a thin wire to measure the speed and strength of signals being transmitted in different areas of the body.


The Panorama Difference - physicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists — enable a multi-disciplinary team approach to pain relief.

Panorama’s team of physical therapists are located across the Denver metro area to make getting help convenient, wherever you are.

If you feel frustrated by pain, or the inability to do the things you enjoy, we can help! Let our team of pain management professionals devise an individual program for you so that you can feel better and do more.




Dr. Horner

Dr. Knight

Dr. Lersten

Dr. Abel

Shasta Vansickle, PA

Teresa Turgeon, PA