If Chronic Back Pain is Affecting Your Daily Routine, Make an Appointment at Our Reno, NV, Office
Chronic back pain can throw off your entire day and make even the most mundane tasks — like getting out of bed, stepping into the shower, or bending down to pick up a newspaper — seem unbearable. If you’ve been living with pain in your back, the knowledgeable team at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic’s Reno, Nevada, location may be able to help you find relief.
Back pain can result from any number of underlying conditions. Some of the conditions that we commonly treat at our Reno office include the following:
- Degenerative disc disease — Degenerative disc disease can cause back pain if the degeneration leads to inflammation or micromotion instability. Although we typically recommend that patients first attempt to relieve their pain through a conservative course of treatment, we also offer the option of a discectomy, a surgical procedure wherein we remove the damaged disc and possibly fuse adjacent vertebrae together to decrease pressure on nerve roots and the spinal cord.
- Spinal osteoarthritis — Spinal osteoarthritis causes pain, inflammation, and stiffness when the cartilage in the affected joints breaks down. If arthritis has weakened your spine, facet joint injections, ablation, or a spinal fusion can be performed to minimize symptoms.
- Herniated discs — A herniated (or ruptured) disc can cause back pain if its inner material leaks out and irritates the adjacent nerves. If you cannot achieve pain relief through non-surgical treatment, we also offer various surgical options to treat the pain associated with a herniated disc, including artificial disc replacements, discectomies, and spinal fusions.
If you live in the Reno, NV, area and are seeking relief from chronic back pain, please call Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you work toward a life without pain.