About Spinal Diagnostics 

We’re often called spine doctors, but we prefer pain management experts because we specialize in so much more than spinal injuries and disorders. We treat patients suffering from back pain, knee pain, migraines, and other conditions. Our primary goal at Spinal Diagnostics & Regenerative Medicine is for you to receive high-quality care consistent with national guidelines, while utilizing cutting edge therapies.  At our Colorado Springs office we offer regenerative medicine, spinal cord stimulation, ketamine infusions, and many more pain management services. You see, our patients often need treatments that local chiropractors simply don’t offer. Our doctors at Spinal Diagnostics & Regenerative Medicine strive to provide an atmosphere where patients feel valued and respected. We recognize the importance of maintaining an environment of integrity, honesty, and respect.

Your Pain Management Experts

Employees are empowered to positively influence this atmosphere at Spinal Diagnostics & Regenerative Medicine and we believe, together, we can work to nurture this environment and achieve our mission of providing the highest quality of patient care.  Compassion and care are part of our commitment to the community we call home. Spinal Diagnostics is conveniently located in Colorado Springs, but we also treat patients from Pueblo, Monument, Castle Rock, Denver, and other surrounding areas. So, if you’re in search of treatment for your migraines, neck pain, back pain, or spine pain, you may want to consider Spinal Diagnostics. Many of our patients saw local chiropractors for years, not knowing there were better options to treat their condition. They simply didn’t know there were spine doctors and pain management experts offering better treatments. Spinal Diagnostics & Regenerative Medicine offers regenerative medicine therapies, ketamine infusions, radiofrequency ablation, vertiflex, and many other pain management services. CLICK HERE to explore our services.

Meet Our Pain Management Doctors

in Colorado Springs

Mark Meyer, M.D.

Dr. Meyer was born in Nebraska and later moved to Colorado Springs and attended Air Academy High School. He did undergraduate studies at Colorado State University where he received a B.S. degree in Animal Biology. He then attended Medical School at the University of Nebraska Medical Center after working in cancer research. After completing an Internship in General Surgery, he fulfilled his Anesthesiology Residency at Kansas University Medical Center where he was chosen by his peers as the Chief Resident. Completing residency, he elected to further specialize in Pain Management and completed a fellowship at UT Southwestern in Dallas where he received advanced training in interventional and comprehensive treatments and coauthored a review of Spinal Cord Stimulation.

Dr. Meyer specializes in various aspects of pain management with interventions including neuroablation for chronic spine pain, cervicogenic headaches/ migraine management and neurostimulation and fibromyalgia. Additionally, the emphasis is on improving the chronic pain to facilitate the patients ability to improve quality of life with various coordinated therapies.

Dr. Meyer has been practicing Anesthesiology and Pain Management in Colorado Springs since completing his fellowship in 1996. He founded the practice, Spinal Diagnostics & Pain Management, over a decade ago and is proud to have been consistently named by his peers as a “Top Doc” in Pain Management over the years. He enjoys doing most anything in the beautiful Colorado outdoors, including hiking, biking, skiing, and Fly-Fishing.

Education & Training

Fellowship
Pain Medicine, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Residency
Anesthesiology, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Internship
General Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Medical School
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Undergraduate
B.S. in Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins , CO

Distinctions
Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology

American Board of Anesthesiology – Pain Medicine

Philosophy Of Care
My approach to pain management has matured over time. I have learned the importance of treating every patient with respect and truly listening to the patient not just regarding their pain complaints but also other aspects of their lives that play a role in the successful management of their pain with the paramount goal being to enhance the patient’s quality of life. I am committed to having the patient know that we truly care about their well-being and will work toward that “best life,” including empowering them to believe that together, we can control the pain.

Societies

American Association of Pain Medicine

Spinal Injection Society

North American Neuromodulation Society

Colorado Pain Society

American Interventional Headache Society

David Salek, M.D.

Dr. Salek is originally from the Midwest and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri, where he graduated in 2009 magna cum laude with honors in Biological Sciences and Psychology.

He then attended medical school in his home town of Chicago at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. He chose to pursue training in anesthesiology where he matched at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville in 2013.  He attended this for four years which culminated in a board certification. After training, he pursued an additional year of fellowship training in Interventional Pain Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester where he trained under industry-leading experts in regenerative medicine, neuromodulation, and minimally invasive therapies.

Dr. Salek has presented many pain medicine and anesthesia research projects nationally and internationally. He has published papers in peer-reviewed journals on pain topics including stem cells and anesthetic pain blocks.  He continues to pursue his research interests in private practice.

Dr. Salek specializes in non-operative orthopedic injuries, minimally invasive procedures, neuromodulation, and non-opiate pharmacotherapy.  Dr. Salek offers most procedures to be performed under ultrasonic or x-ray guidance as an outpatient with minimal recovery time.  He focuses on providing a cost-effective multidisciplinary approach tailored to patient needs.

Dr. Salek has been living and practicing in Colorado Springs since 2018.  He enjoys skiing, camping, swimming, live music and reading.

Education & Training

Fellowship

Pain Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Residency

Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

Internship

Preliminary Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

Medical School

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Undergraduate

B.S. in Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia

B.A. in Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia

Distinctions

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology

American Board of Anesthesiology – Pain Medicine

Societies

Colorado Pain Society

American Academy of Pain Medicine

Spine Intervention Society

North American Neuromodulation Society

Awards

Phi Beta Kappa

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society

Philosophy of Care

“Every patient deserves to be heard. There are many different ways to treat a given condition and seldom is it the best way to prescribe a treatment plan without taking into consideration a patient’s individual circumstances.  I strive to find the best data-driven therapies for my patients to achieve meaningful and lasting outcomes so that pain does not define them.”

Dr. Salek’s Research

Cytotoxic Effects of Nonionic Iodinated Contrast Agent on Human Adipose Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019.  

First Bite Syndrome Following a Viral Prodrome: Case Report and Literature Review. Poster Presentation. American Academy of Pain Medicine. Vancouver, BC, Canada. 

Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation Management in a Profoundly Neutropenic Patient: Case Report and Literature Review. Poster Presentation. North American Neuromodulation Society. Las Vegas, NV. 

Hypoxia in Austere Environments. Poster Presentation. International Hypoxia Symposia. Poster Presentation. Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. 

Regional Anesthesia for a Total Knee Arthroplasty on an Adult Patient with Spastic Diplegia and an Intrathecal Baclofen Pump. Poster Presentation. ASRA National Meeting. New Orleans, LA. Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia. 

Subarachnoid block for a Patient with a Spinal Cord Stimulator undergoing a Total Hip Arthroplasty. Poster Presentation. ASRA – Pain National Meeting. Miami, FL. 

Ocular Radiation Exposure and Shielding in an Interventional Radiology Suite. Poster Presentation. International Anesthesia Research Society National Meeting. Honolulu, HI. 

Analgesia after anterior total hip arthroplasty: a pilot analysis ofthe use of paravertebral blockade. Poster presentation. American Society of Anesthesiologists National Meeting. New Orleans, LA. 

An Animal Model of Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. Poster presentation. American Society of Anesthesiologists National Meeting. San Diego, CA. 

Melanoma Gene Knockdown by Introduction of Engineered RNA. Poster presentation. Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Forum. Columbia, MO. 

Dave Faron, PA

David G. Faron, PA-C, MPAS has extensive clinical experience in interventional pain management, neurosurgery and general surgery. A medical professional for over 30 years, he is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date treatment options for his patients. David enjoys working at a clinic that offers the latest advancements in interventional techniques while still prioritizing a personal and comprehensive approach to treatment. 

Education & Training

Experience

Pediatric Neurology, Yankton, South Dakota

Emergency Medicine, Cortez, Colorado

Neurosurgery, Lincoln, Nebraska

General Surgery, Lincoln, Nebraska

Graduate School

Master of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Science, Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska

Philosophy of Care

“It is important to me to provide compassionate, comprehensive, and patient-centered care that is best suited to each patient’s needs.”

Societies

Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants

American Academy of Surgical Physician Assistants

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