The cervical and lumbar spine account for the majority of spine issues seen in athletes of all ages. If not diagnosed quickly and treated appropriately, fractures of the cervical spine (the neck) can lead to paralysis or even death. Dr. Wagner’s vast experience and high level of training give him the expertise to properly diagnose and treat these potentially life-threatening injuries. Commonly treated injuries include:
- Disk herniation
- Facet arthropathy
- Mechanical low back pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Foraminal stenosis
Complicated injuries to the cervical and lumbar spine may require MRI imaging and perhaps a referral to a spine surgeon, depending on the severity of the injury. Due to his extensive time in the field, Dr. Wagner has developed long standing relationships with the top specialists in the area. This allows him the ability to facilitate prompt consultation and treatment, most times same day, for his patients should a referral be necessary.
Why Choose Seattle Sports and Regenerative Medicine
Dr. Wagner has over 30 years of experience in the Seattle area and is regarded as a leader in the field of Sports Medicine. At Seattle Sports & Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Wagner treats patients from here in the Pacific Northwest, to all corners of the United States and beyond. Dr. Wagner is continuously learning as this field evolves and treatments advance, recognizing that it is his responsibility to remain on the leading edge in order to bring his patients the quality of care they deserve. With his years of experience and involvement in the latest technologies, Dr. Wagner remains the doctor to be seen for all of your sports injuries.
Over the past three decades, Dr. Wagner has enjoyed providing care for athletes ranging from the Seattle Mariners, players from various NFL and NBA teams, the US Olympic Team, as well as athletes at the collegiate and high school levels. His patients consist of all ages and include those who enjoy recreational sports such as golf, tennis, cycling or even a weekend game of softball. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to be seen by Dr. Wagner and the team at Seattle Sports & Regenerative Medicine.
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