Providing Comprehensive Anesthesia Care for the Front Range

Chronic Pain

The Boulder Pain Institute in association with Boulder Valley Anesthesiology, provides the highest level of care utilizing comprehensive treatment plans for chronic pain patients in the Greater Boulder Area.

As the head of the Boulder Pain Institute, Melody F Denham, M.D. has been helping people whose lives are afflicted by chronic pain since 1996.  She has developed a devoted following of patients who have found relief through the depth and breadth of her medical expertise, compassionate manner and adherence to the highest standards in health care ethics.

Dr. Denham believes that every patient is a unique individual deserving of a personalized course of treatment. Listening is the first step in the treatment plan.  Dr. Denham then conducts a thorough, comprehensive medical evaluation of every patient. Her philosophy of care centers on having an ongoing dialogue with each patient on the medical options that may deliver optimum results for each particular condition.  She believes that helping patients understand the cause of their pain is key to their recovery.  Dr. Denham’s ultimate goal is to enable each person to become as functional as possible, restore hope and return the patient to the best possible quality of life.

Her specialized areas of expertise include diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for managing injuries and diseases of the spine, and chronic pain management.  Dr. Denham is Board Certified in both pain management and anesthesiology.  She completed her fellowship in pain management at the Mayo Clinic in 1996.  She received her medical degree with special honors from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she also completed a residency in anesthesiology.

Common Pain Issues Include:

  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Disorders
  • Herniated Disc
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Failed Back Syndrome
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Whiplash
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/RSD
  • Post-herpetic Neuralgia
  • Neuropathy
  • Sciatica

Treatment Options Include:

  • Epidural Steroid injections transforaminal/interlaminar
  • Facet joint injections
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Peripheral nerve block
  • sympathetic nerve blocks
  • Botox Joint injections- Hip, knees, sholders
  • Radiofrequency facet joint denervation
  • Spinal cord stimulation

To schedule an appointment with the Boulder Pain Institute, please call 303-413-0100.

Office Address: 3445 Penrose Place, Suite 140,  Boulder CO 80301

Please have your physician send any applicable office notes, imaging reports, and any past injection reports to fax number 303-413-0300.

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