A Guide to Understanding When Back Surgery is Necessary for Patients in Reno, NVBack Surgery Reno NV

Is that constant pain in your lower back a sign that you need back surgery? What about that chronic burning sensation that travels from your lower back to your buttocks and legs? Aches and pains can naturally develop in the back, especially as we age. However, it is important to determine when a pain is a minor side effect of aging and when it is something more serious. If you have chronic pain in your back that worsens when you move and prevents you from enjoying your daily activities, you should schedule an appointment with one of the orthopedic experts at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic in Reno, Nevada.
Generally, many causes of back pain will not require you to have immediate back surgery. On the contrary, many patients are able to find relief from chronic spine pain with a series of conservative treatments, avoiding back surgery altogether. When you meet with one of our orthopedic doctors at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic in Reno, you will undergo a physical examination and a series of questions to determine the cause and severity of your pain. In some cases, we may recommend an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan to be taken of your spine. Once we determine what is causing your pain, we can then prescribe a treatment method to help you find relief. The common causes of back pain include:

  • Herniated/bulging disc
  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Pinched nerve
  • Sciatica
  • Many more

Before back surgery is considered to treat your pain, your doctor will most likely recommend one or more of the following conservative treatment options:

  • Physical therapy
  • Stretching
  • Pain medication
  • Low-impact exercises
  • Corticosteroid injection

These treatments are designed to relieve pressure on the pinched nerve in your spine and to improve the strength and stability of the muscles that support the spine. For most patients, conservative treatments will reduce the need for back surgery. However, if the treatments are not effective at relieving your pain after several weeks, your doctor may discuss back surgery options with you. To determine the back surgery options available to you, or to learn more about how to reduce the chronic pain in your back, contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic in Reno, NV today.



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10539 Professional Circle, Suite 201
Reno, NV 89521

(775) 392-3680

973 Mica Drive, Suite 201
Carson City, NV 89705

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2874 N. Carson Street, Suite 105
Carson City, NV 89703

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1749 North Stewart Street, Suite 50
Carson City, NV 89706


2874 N. Carson St. Suite 210
Carson City, NV 89703

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1520 Virginia Ranch Rd, Suite 101B
Gardnerville, NV 89410

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105 C Street
Hawthorne, NV 89415

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306 Surprise Street
Yerington, NV 89447

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2170 B South Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, we take the time to get to know each patient so that we can develop a customized treatment plan that’s tailored to his or her specific needs, lifestyle, and goals.

I truly wish I could give them more than just 5 stars!

"I couldn’t have asked for better care for my son than from the staff at Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic. From the receptionist all the way up to the surgeon, we were treated with the utmost respect, kindness, patience, and care. They were not only quick to get him in for an examination, but were amazingly quick to fit him into the schedule to have his injury treated asap!! Thanks to them, my son is now on the road to recovery. I truly wish I could give them more than just five stars!"

Christa D. / Carson City, Nevada
Thanks Doc!

"Dr. Mike Fry is a wonderful doctor and caring person. When I saw him for the first time, he held my hand and said, “I’m going to make you well”, and he did! I had back surgery 2.5 years ago and still doing great. Thanks Doc!"

We were deeply impressed with the entire experience.

"We were deeply impressed with the entire experience. Candace should be commended for her work ethic. Also my experience with the x-ray tech was outstanding. I would not change anything."

Dr. Fry and the entire staff were excellent.

"My entire experience was just as good as I had planned…a great day! Dr. Fry and the entire staff were excellent. Thanks a lot!"

I cannot express how much of a difference this has made in my life.

"Dr. Jones and his staff through the surgical procedures and other methods they have performed over the years have enhanced my daily living experience dramatically. I am leading a more productive life without the daily pain I dealt with in the past. I cannot express how much of a difference this has made in my life."