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Degenerative arthritis develops with wear and tear of the joints, also called osteoarthritis. This form of arthritis is the most common type of chronic pain condition, affecting millions of people as they grow older. Primary osteoarthritis forms slowly from joint use. Secondary osteoarthritis is triggered by an injury to a joint, causing faster deterioration. There is no cure for osteoarthritis, but the progression can be slowed and symptoms managed. Our medical team at Hanowell Spine Clinic in Covington, GA, offers osteoarthritis treatment, specializing in osteoarthritis of the spine.

By the age of 60, most people have evidence of osteoarthritis that can be seen on x-rays. However, not everyone has symptoms. It is only when the cartilage in joints deteriorates enough to cause friction and inflammation that the joints swell, stiffen and become painful. An estimated 27 million Americans have symptomatic osteoarthritis that causes pain and limits mobility. A portion of these people will experience spinal osteoarthritis and need treatment.

Pain Relief for Spinal Osteoarthritis

All arthritis can cause joint pain. In spinal osteoarthritis, the small facet joints in the spine are inflamed, resulting in neck or back pain. Osteoarthritis treatment, including for the spine, revolves around reducing inflammation and protecting the cartilage from further deterioration. In the spine, this can include facet joint injections with steroid anti-inflammatory medication. Physical therapy and exercise may be recommended. Each patient is unique and may need a personalized osteoarthritis treatment plan to address their symptoms.

If you have osteoarthritis that is causing you chronic pain or limited mobility, come see our specialists at Hanowell Spine Clinic in Covington, GA. We have advanced osteoarthritis treatments to minimize your discomfort and help you maintain your mobility. We accept many forms of health insurance, including Medicare, at our clinics. 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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4142 Mill St. NE
Covington, GA 30014

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

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