Meet with an Experienced Back Doctor at Our Office in South Lake Tahoe, CA
If you’re living with neck or back pain, we invite you to meet with a back doctor at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic’s office in South Lake Tahoe, California. We understand just how excruciating it can be to live with spinal pain on a daily basis. Each back doctor on our team has the knowledge and experience necessary to help you begin the journey to pain relief.
Here are just some of the conditions that a back doctor at our South Lake Tahoe, CA, office can diagnose and treat:
- Arthritis of the spine — Spinal osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage in the neck and back joints begins to deteriorate, causing pain and stiffness, as well as various other symptoms. Because this is a degenerative condition, most people who develop it are older, although younger people may experience it due to a joint injury or a genetic disorder.
- Degenerative disc disease — Degenerative disc disease occurs as a result of the natural aging process, which causes the spinal discs to begin breaking down over time. Symptoms may include neck and back pain, weakness, numbness, and muscle spasms.
- Herniated disc — A disc becomes herniated when the jelly-like material inside begins to leak out through a tear in the exterior shell. While some herniated discs may not even be noticeable, others can cause pain if the leaking material irritates nearby nerves. In this instance, someone might experience pain, numbness, and weakness.
In many cases, a back doctor will recommend that a patient attempt to treat his or her condition using conservative, nonsurgical techniques. If surgery is required, however, the surgeons on our team can perform a number of spine procedures, including discectomies, spinal decompression surgery, and spinal fusions, to help you achieve relief.
For more information about the various spine conditions that we treat, or to schedule an appointment with a back doctor at our South Lake Tahoe, CA, office, please contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic today.