Reno, NV and Carson City Area Residents — Find Treatment for Degenerative Spine Conditions at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic
Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic is proud to offer top-notch treatment for degenerative spine conditions. We’re a full-service clinic, and we serve residents of Reno, Nevada, Carson City, and surrounding communities.
What are degenerative spine conditions?
Degenerative spine conditions are caused by normal wear and tear in the spine, which almost everyone experiences throughout their lives as part of the natural aging process. Spinal discs, for instance, tend to lose their water content and become more rigid over time, restricting their ability to cushion the vertebrae. Similarly, ligaments can thicken as someone ages, potentially leading to nerve compression.
Because these conditions are degenerative, they tend to progress over time, and symptoms typically become more noticeable later in life. However, certain factors can cause symptoms to develop more quickly, such as excess weight, injury, and overuse. Some common degenerative spine conditions include bulging/herniated discs, bone spurs, and spinal osteoarthritis.
What are the symptoms of degenerative spine conditions?
Symptoms will vary depending on the type of condition and how far along it’s progressed. With that being said, some symptoms common to degenerative spine conditions include:
- Decreased range of motion
- Loss of sensation
How are degenerative spine conditions treated?
Patients with degenerative spine conditions often find that they’re able to relieve their symptoms using a combination of conservative techniques, possibly including:
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Corticosteroid injections
- Heat/cold therapy
- Pain medication
- Periodic rest
- Physical therapy
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
In some cases, however, conservative treatment isn’t enough, and surgery becomes necessary. At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, our experienced surgeons perform a wide range of procedures designed to treat the symptoms of degenerative spine conditions.
Call us today
If you’re concerned that you might have one of the degenerative spine conditions mentioned above, or another spine condition, call Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic to schedule an appointment. We have offices in Reno, Carson City, Gardnerville, Hawthorne, South Lake Tahoe, and Yerington.