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The spinal discs provide a cushion between the vertebrae and help with spine stability. Each disc contains a tough outer layer and a soft interior, creating a durable and flexible spinal component. When the outer layer is torn and the core of the disc leaks outside the shell, this is called a herniated disc. Patients with herniated discs can suffer local and radiating pain, impacting their mobility and quality of life. Our team at Hanowell Spine Clinic in Covington, GA, can diagnose this condition and offer effective herniated disc treatment.

Symptoms of Herniated Discs

Many different factors can contribute to causing herniated disc pain. The outside layer of the disc, the annulus fibrous, contains nerves. If the outer layer tears, it can be painful. In conjunction with the torn outer layer, the interior nucleus pulposus can protrude outside the disc shell. This jelly-like substance contains proteins that can irritate and inflame nerves. Herniated discs can fragment and put pressure on the nerve roots near the disc space. The resulting symptoms can include:

  • Localized neck or back pain (herniated discs are more likely to occur in the back than neck area)
  • Back spasms
  • Sciatica symptoms (pain, tingling and numbness through lower back, buttocks and legs)
  • Radiating pain or weakness in the neck, shoulders, arms and hands
  • Intermittent pain when coughing or sneezing
  • Pain worsening from movement or standing for long periods

A herniated disc can occur due to degenerative factors that cause the spinal discs to become more brittle and prone to damage. Injury from strain or impact can also cause herniated discs.

Our team at Hanowell Spine Clinic can provide accurate diagnosis and herniated disc treatment at our clinic in Covington, GA. Herniated disc treatment includes reducing inflammation and pain with nerve blocks, epidural injections and other pain management options. If you suffer from back or neck pain, contact us today to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive exam and evaluation for diagnosis and treatment.

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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