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Cervical Spondylosis

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Diseases like arthritis, osteoporosis and degenerative disc disease can all impact the spine. One of the most common degenerative and aging conditions in the spine is spondylosis. This condition affects almost everyone in their senior years causing neck and back pain, but not everyone has severe symptoms. Cervical spondylosis impacts the cervical spine, or neck. At Hanowell Spine Clinic, we help our patients with cervical spondylosis get the treatments they need to minimize pain and protect the health of their spine.

Cervical spondylosis impacts the spinal discs in the neck. With age, the spinal discs lose moisture, becoming brittle and shrinking in size. As this occurs, the soft cushions between the vertebrae flatten, creating less space between them. The cervical discs may bulge or leak as their brittle exteriors deteriorate. To combat friction, the body may stimulate bone growth in the area, causing growths on the vertebrae. Bone spurs combined with narrowed space and flattened or damaged discs can all put stress and pressure on the surrounding nerves.

Symptoms Relief for Cervical Spine Deterioration

Most people in their fifties and beyond will have some level of cervical spondylosis. It is estimated that 85% of people over 60 years of age have cervical spondylosis. The aging process will impact the spinal discs and result in harder, smaller discs between the vertebrae. Not everyone experiences pain or other symptoms, as it depends on if the condition presses on nerves in the area. When symptoms do occur, they are commonly felt in the neck, shoulders, arms and hands. Headaches or pain in the shoulders can occur, as well as tingling or weakness in the arms and hands.

There is not a cure for cervical spondylosis, but treatments can be performed at Hanowell Spine Clinic to manage the symptoms. Injection therapy can help reduce inflammation and pressure on the nerves. If there are herniated discs or bone spurs putting pressure on nerves, endoscopic surgery may be recommended to repair discs or remove bone.

Contact Hanowell Spine Clinic today to schedule a consultation. Our team will create a treatment plan based on the patient’s symptoms and physical changes in the cervical spine for relief.

Patient Reviews

Deborah C.

My knees were so bad I could hardly walk. After 3 injections no pain.

Sandra C.

Dr. Michael Hanowell has relieved my sciatica pain. I was in a wheelchair and after the first epidural I was able to walk. After a recent car accident he put several injections in my back and neck which relieved the pain greatly. He and his staff are very considerate and do everything possible to work with you on relieving your pain.

Cheryl A.

Dr Hanowell did my SCS in my back on Wednesday morning and he is one of the best Doctors I have ever met I promise you if I need anything done on my back he will be the one that works on it along with MDPAIN

Wendell M.

Doctor did explain everything be fore he started. He was nice professional and his staff was very nice and polite Great Work

Mike D.

Dr. Hanowell treated my sciatica pain & I went from being in a wheelchair and barely able to walk to being pain free. He is very professional, caring, and conscientious. He has given me several epidurals and trigger point injections for various issues related to age and injuries and his treatments were very effective. His staff is also very professional.

Pain Healed

Dr. Michael Hanowell , Kind, patient, great listener, willingness to help. Looking forward to feeling better. Thank You Dr. Hanowell.

logo Hanowell Spine Clinic, LLC. Covington, GA

4142 Mill St. NE
Covington, GA 30014

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: (770) 787- 3550

Fax: (770) 787- 2304

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