Richard Baiotto’s Story: Degenerative Disc Disease

Richard Baiotto’s Story: Degenerative Disc Disease

Setting up stages all over the world for bands, such as the Rolling Stones, Metallica, Aerosmith, Carrie Underwood, and Katy Perry, had taken a toll on Richard Baiotto’s back. Roller blading and a car accident also accelerated the degeneration in his spine. Despite chronic back pain for several years, Baiotto kept working. In his profession,…

Dr. Mark Foster’s Story: Pain-free After Total Disc Replacement

Dr. Mark Foster’s Story: Pain-free After Total Disc Replacement

After a day of boogie boarding on Kauai, where he had moved nine months ago, Dr. Mark Foster woke up in a lot of pain. “I don’t remember any specific incident at the beach,” says the 42-year old primary care physician, “but by the next morning I could tell that the old disc injury in my neck had flared up.” During the next two weeks, he developed progressive pain in his neck, as well as numbness and weakness in his left arm. “The pain made it so I couldn’t sleep, couldn’t concentrate at work, and could barely turn my neck, which made driving difficult,” he says. “But what really frightened me was my left arm, which just felt dead,” he says. An MRI showed a herniated disc pushing on his spinal cord. Because there are no neurosurgeons or spine surgeons on Kauai, the former Littleton resident flew to Denver to see a neurosurgeon friend in the metro Denver area.

Celebrating the Holidays!

Celebrating the Holidays!

CSO providers and staff celebrated the holidays at The Palm in downtown Denver last Saturday night during the Parade of Lights. A magician entertained guests before sitting down to a delicious dinner, after which physicians recognized the staff for their years of service. Congratulations to Karrie Hurt for 20 years of service; Debbie Lucero for…