Providing Wyoming Residents With Spinal Stenosis Treatment
You don’t want anything to keep you from enjoying the exciting outdoor activities that Wyoming is known for. Unfortunately, spinal stenosis — a narrowing of the spine that causes painful nerve compression — can dramatically limit your range of motion when left untreated. If daily neck or back pain, numbness or tingling in your extremities, and difficulty balancing keeps you from moving around, then you need to visit the orthopedic specialists of Premier Bone & Joint Centers. Our team of orthopedic physicians can diagnose your condition and recommend the best course of spinal stenosis treatment to return you to your active lifestyle as soon as possible.
Diagnosing Your Condition
Whether you visit our central office in Laramie or stop by one of our conveniently-located satellite clinics across the state, you can expect to meet with a board-certified and fellowship-trained physician. After conducting a physical examination to discern your range of movement and take note of your symptoms, your orthopedic doctor may recommend imaging tests with our onsite X-ray and MRI machines to identify the cause of your spinal stenosis and recommend the best treatment.
Providing Effective Care
Proper spinal stenosis treatment largely depends on the location and severity of your symptoms. For mild spinal stenosis, a combination of self-care and physical therapy allows many patients to manage their pain. More severe cases may require:
- Medications — When coupled with self-care and physical therapy, many medications can ease chronic pain or reduce pain caused by nerve damage.
- Steroid injections — Your orthopedic physician may recommend a limited number of steroid injections as a way to reduce painful inflammation around your nerve roots and widen your range of movement.
- Surgery — After exhausting all non-invasive spinal stenosis treatment options, your physician may recommend surgical intervention to remove the cause of nerve pressure.
If you suffer from daily pain that limits your range of movement, schedule an appointment with Premier Bone & Joint Centers today. One of our highly-trained and experienced orthopedic physicians can diagnose your spinal stenosis and provide the best course of treatment to manage your condition.