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  • Patient-centric treatment via diet, exercise, and education

  • Spinal injections

  • Electrodiagnostics


Outside the office, Dr. Santos loves rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, cycling, and snowboarding.

Jim Santos, M.D.

PHYSIATRIST (Non-Surgical Physician)

Dr. Santos focuses on restoring function and managing back and neck pain through non-surgical methods. He encourages patients to participate in their own treatment and long-term recovery through diet, exercise, and education. Although Dr. Santos is proficient in interventional spinal injections, he uses these techniques sparingly as a way for the patient to regain control over their condition.


  • University of Texas — undergraduate studies and doctorate

  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio — medical degree

  • Naval Medical Center in Oakland, California — internship

  • University of Utah — residency

Professional service

  • Spine Colorado physiatrist since 2015

  • Served in the United States Navy as a lieutenant commander

  • Undersea Medical Officer and certified U.S. Navy diver

  • Department Head of the Naval Branch Health Clinic in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

  • Physician at New Mexico Orthopedics in Albuquerque, New Mexico


Here is what our patients have to say:

I felt confident I was getting the best care - thank you!

My doctor is taking my concerns seriously and has scheduled a procedure to address my issues within a reasonable period of time.

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