Back Surgeries and Other Options for Residents of Lander, WY
Several types of back surgeries can be performed to address the underlying causes of back pain, which may be the result of a traumatic injury, or more likely, age-related degeneration. However, the board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeons at Teton Orthopaedics – a specialty orthopaedic practice serving the entire Lander, Wyoming, area – recommend conservative treatment over back surgeries for addressing spinal conditions whenever possible. The reason is that, in our experience, surgical intervention is usually necessary only in the most severe cases. With that said, if we do conclude that back surgery is a patient’s best option for finding relief, our surgeons can recommend and perform a specific procedure based on a comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s symptoms, age, general health, and lifestyle.
At Teton Orthopaedics, individuals from Lander, WY, and the surrounding communities have convenient access to highly respected and qualified spine surgeons who perform back surgeries using the latest techniques, included minimally invasive procedures. Because we understand that our patients are in pain and need prompt relief, we offer comprehensive, coordinated spinal care without the wait that is typically required to see a specialist.
Some spinal conditions that our spine specialists treat conservatively, or with back surgeries when necessary, include:
- Localized pain in the neck or back
- Pain, numbness, muscle weakness, or tingling sensations that travel from the spine down the arms or legs
- Herniated discs
- Bulging discs
- Spinal fractures
- Sports- and work-related injuries
Teton Orthopaedics offers a complete range of nonsurgical alternatives to back surgeries, including physical therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), pain relievers, epidural injections, and interventional pain management strategies. Typically, we advise a patient who is experiencing back pain to begin with one or more of these approaches. To help patients who have very severe or persistent pain, our experienced surgeons can perform highly complex back surgeries, such as disc replacement, discectomy, spinal fusion, and laminoplasty, as well as minimally invasive spine surgery.
Individuals from Lander, WY, who are considering back surgeries are encouraged to consult with the outstanding spine surgeons at Teton Orthopaedics. We take a narrowly focused approach to patient care that differentiates us from other orthopaedic practices in the area. For instance, many of the orthopaedic experts in our practice have advanced beyond their specialty training and completed fellowships to become sub-specialists. To learn more, please contact us today.