Need a Back Doctor in the Reno, NV, Area? Turn to the Experts at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic
Chronic neck and back pain can make it extremely difficult to perform normal, everyday tasks. Routine motions such as standing up or bending over can become unbearably painful. If you’re living with spinal pain, a back doctor at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic’s Reno, Nevada, office may be able to help.
Each back doctor on the team at our Reno, NV, office has been trained to treat a wide variety of spine conditions, such as the following:
- Arthritis of the neck and back — Arthritis of the neck and back (commonly referred to as “spinal osteoarthritis”) refers to the deterioration of cartilage within the spinal joints. When the spinal bones rub against one another, the resulting friction can lead to inflammation, pain, stiffness, and other unpleasant symptoms.
- Herniated discs — The spinal vertebrae are separated by discs that help to cushion and absorb shock during movement. Each disc is composed of a tough outer shell (the annulus fibrosus) and a soft inner core (the nucleus pulposus). Injury or natural deterioration can cause the annulus fibrosus to tear, allowing the nucleus pulposus to leak out. If the nucleus pulposus comes into contact with surrounding nerves, it may cause pain, weakness, or numbness.
- Spinal stenosis — Spinal stenosis, another condition often caused by gradual degeneration, occurs when the spinal canal narrows and exerts pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots within. This can lead to pain, tingling, a burning sensation, muscle weakness, and numbness.
A back doctor at our Reno, NV, office can work with you to address these or other spinal issues. Please call us today to make an appointment. We will do everything we can to restore your mobility, function, and quality of life.