Orthopedic Spine Surgeon in Lafayette, Brighton, CO

Dr. Daniel Possley, an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, is always ready to help you return to doing the things you love so that you can live the life you deserve.

He loves the quote, “The purpose of pain is to move us into action…it is not to make us suffer.”

He successfully treats neck and back pain every day. He always strives to get you back to your life with non-operative treatments first. However, if you do need surgery, you will be in great hands.

Dr. Possley is a former combat surgeon with the US Army – and he trained at the busiest spine fellowship in the world (literally!) – to help you in the best way possible.


Dr. Possley performed my spine surgery… I had been experiencing pain for 2 years and tried other recommended options with no real relief. During my care Dr. Possley was caring, gentle and explained things so that I understood. Now it’s been 2 months since surgery and my pain is gone. Feels like a miracle and Dr. Possley expects me to even get better within a few months.

My experience with Dr. Possley has exceeded my expectations. His professionalism and God given skills as a surgeon are outstanding. From the first consultation, through the surgery and post-op visits, I’ve had no complaints. He has explained everything very well.

I originally saw Dr. Possley as a 3rd opinion….trying to avoid major back surgery. I’d received a couple of injections previously but they didn’t work. Dr. Possley suggested another injection and it worked! It reduced my pain by about 80%. He works to help alleviate pain without that major surgery. If I do need surgery in the future, he will be the surgeon of choice. I can trust him.

What Does an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Do?

Orthopedic surgeons provide surgical and non-surgical treatment to patients of all ages. Orthopedic surgeons assess, diagnose, and treat patients with spine-related conditions and injuries such as:

  • Scoliosis,
  • Neck pain,
  • Herniated discs,
  • Chronic back pain,
  • Spinal deformities, and 
  • Spinal cord compression. 

Besides treating spinal issues, orthopedic surgeons also provide treatment options for:

  • Fractures,
  • Shoulder pain,
  • Musculoskeletal injuries, and 
  • Knee and hip arthritis. 

If you are suffering from any spine-related conditions or spinal issues, Dr. Possley can help you expedite treatment and recovery. 

With over a decade of surgical experience, Dr. Possley can help you enhance the day-to-day mechanics and function of your musculoskeletal system, including your nerves, spine, joints, and muscles. Armed with knowledge, Dr. Possley can help identify the source of your pain and treat it. 

Board-Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Orthopedic surgeons complete residency training to understand how to treat all types of extremity issues. Additionally, orthopedic surgeons can further their training after residency by taking up a spine fellowship program, which provides further specialized training for all types of spine issues. 

Dr. Possley is a fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon. Our medical specialty in spine surgery and commitment to delivering excellence in orthopedic care continues through our services, including spine surgery and general orthopedics. If you wish to be advised on the most appropriate treatment, please feel free to contact Dr. Possley’s office directly, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Dr. Possley is more centered on patient recovery and wellness, which draws patients to our office. 

Spine surgeries must be handled with utmost precision. As such, you need a surgeon who is honest, open, and dedicated to working with you to ensure you achieve your desired outcomes. 

After your referring physician sends you to us for more information or treatment, Dr. Possley will answer all your questions, explain the potential risks and benefits of possible procedures, prescribe effective medicine, and, if available, suggest alternative treatment options. With us, you can rest easy knowing that you will receive compassionate care. Dr. Possley will do his best to ensure that you feel better. 

Why Should You Choose Dr. Possley 

He has dedicated his practice to providing appropriate, indicated spine surgery those who need it.  Having gone through decades of rigorous training to provide optimal spine care to each patient, Dr. Possley is proficient in making proper diagnoses and professionally treating spinal disorders. 

He uses a personalized approach with each patient to develop a surgical treatment plan to help them achieve optimal spine health and get back to their normal day-to-day routines. With Dr. Possley, you will get high-quality and specialty-focused treatment whenever you need it.   

Make the Right Choice 

When choosing a spine surgeon, you can never go wrong with a combination of fellowship experience, board certification, and national acclaim.

Dr. Possley ticks all these boxes and more. We believe in providing patient-centered care to supplement the credentials and uphold physician-patient communication, which leads to a greater patient understanding of spinal problems and available treatments. 

If you are ready to take the next step with Dr. Possley, contact our office directly via our website. We look forward to helping you get started on your recovery journey. 

Ways to Reduce Use of Pain Medication After Surgery

Photo by Marine Lance Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal

Your life is spent ‘on the go’.  To literally keep you upright, your spine, back and neck tend to work overtime.

Wounded warriors leave Afghanistan on own terms

Photo by Marine Lance Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal

Fort Carson’s Capt. Matt Anderson, left, reconnects with Capt. Daniel Possley, a surgeon assigned to Task Force 31.

War, Round by Round

War, round by round by Army Capt. Daniel Possley in the Chicago Tribune.  Click here to read more about his experience.


    Brighton Office

    1610 Prairie Center Pkwy Ste 2200, Brighton, CO 80601
    Phone: 303-673-1390 | Fax: 720-863-7446

    Lafayette Office

    340 Exempla Cir, Suite 300, Lafayette, CO 80026
    Phone: 303-673-1390  |  Fax: 720-863-7446


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