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Boulder Physiatry – Boulder Medical Center

Interventional Spine & Non-Surgical Orthopedics

Clinics in Boulder and Louisville, Colorado
Call (303) 666-2651 for an appointment

Physiatry Updates

  • Boulder Medical Center is actively recruiting for a physiatrist to replace Dr. Itano.
  • If you are a former patient of Dr. Itano’s and need assistance, please contact your primary care provider. Your primary care provider can:
    • Assist with questions about prescription refills, test results, and referrals;
    • Help you determine if an alternate provider within Boulder Medical Center is appropriate to treat the condition that you were seeing Dr. Itano for;
    • Consider making an appointment with one of our orthopedic providers. We have immediate openings in orthopedics for new patients and are eager to continue to care for medical needs. Visit our Orthopedics page to learn more about the conditions they treat.


Spine Care

  • Back Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Spine Injuries and Chronic Conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Compression Fractures
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Radicular Pain

Musculoskeletal Care

Shoulder Pain

  • Arthritis (glenohumeral joint and AC joints)
  • Adhesive capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
  • Rotator Cuff tears
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Labral Tears
  • Subacromial Bursitis

Hip Pain

  • Arthritis
  • Muscle/Tendon Strains
  • Piriformis Pain
  • Labral Tears
  • Greater trochanteric bursitis

Knee Pain

  • Arthritis
  • Muscle/Tendon Strains
  • Patellofemoral Pain
  • Meniscus tears
  • Bursitis

Arm Pain

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Pain Management / Injections

Fluoro-guided Injections

  • Hip Joint
  • Piriformis
  • Spine
    • Epidurals (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and caudal)
    • SI Joint and Lateral Branch Blocks
    • Facets and Medial Branch Blocks
    • Radiofrequency ablation

In-Office or Ultrasound-guided injections (Steroid and PRP injections)

  • Trigger Point
  • Shoulder
    • Glenohumeral or AC Joint
    • Proximal or Distal Biceps Tendons
    • Bursa
    • Suprascapular Nerve
  • Hip
    • Joint
    • Bursa
  • Knee
    • Joint (Steroid, PRP and Hyaluronic Acid)
    • Fluid Aspiration
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bursa
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Achilles Tendon
  • Ganglion Cyst Fenestration/Aspiration
  • Tennis Elbow

Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies

  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Spinal Radiculopathies
  • Peripheral Mononeuropathies (nerve entrapment neuropathies)

Conditions NOT Treated

Physiatrist Dr. Elise Itano offers evaluation and treatment for the spine and musculoskeletal system. These are some of the conditions that her practice does NOT address.

  • Dr. Itano does NOT prescribe opioids for treatment of chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic whole body pain
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Neurological disorders: multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, ALS, traumatic brain injury (she can perform injections if a neurologist or PCP primarily manages patient)
  • Facial pain disorders, throat pain
  • Rib, chest pain
  • Abdominal and pelvic pain, visceral/ internal organs
  • Concussion, migraine, general headaches
  • Vertigo / dizziness
  • Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Pain management (pain pumps, spinal
    cord stimulators, chronic opioids)
  • Ankle/foot – see a podiatrist first


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