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The facet joints in the spine enable the spine to bend and twist as needed. Like any joints, they can be affected by osteoarthritis or wear and damage from an injury. Facet syndrome is a spinal condition where the facet joints are no longer working correctly and may produce pain and mobility restrictions due to wear, deterioration or injury. Our spinal experts at Hanowell Spine Clinic in Covington, GA, offer facet syndrome treatment for patients, helping them manage pain and improve their quality of life.

Symptoms of Facet Joint Dysfunction

Facet syndrome can have similar symptoms to many other neck and back conditions. Generalized pain in the neck and back area is common, along with nerve root irritation that can cause radiating pain or sciatica symptoms. The source of facet syndrome pain is spinal joint dysfunction. Pain and stiffness symptoms are more likely to occur when changing positions, especially after sitting or standing for long periods. Facet syndrome treatment depends on the symptoms of the patient and the joints that are affected.

In many cases, pain management methods are effective in treating facet syndrome. An injection or medication to reduce inflammation can be helpful in controlling pain. Physical therapy and strategic exercises may help strengthen the back and support the facet joints for improved mobility and pain reduction. For chronic back or sciatic nerve pain, facet syndrome treatment may include spinal cord stimulation to block pain signals and improve comfort for the patient.

If you are experiencing neck or back pain, come see our spinal specialists at Hanowell Spine Clinic in Covington, GA. We can diagnose and treat your spinal condition, finding the best treatment plan to give you relief. Our clinic accepts many forms of health insurance, and we welcome patients on Medicare. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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.

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