Axis Spine and Pain
Board Certified Pain Medicine & Board Certified Anesthesiology located in Macon, GA & Warner Robins, GA
When you age, it’s common to have aches and pains that affect your back or neck. If this soreness is due to wear and tear that affects your spinal discs, this is known as spondylosis. At Axis Spine and Pain, board-certified physicians provide nonsurgical treatment for spondylosis for patients in Macon and Warner Robins, Georgia. Undergoing treatment helps ease spondylosis pain that can prevent you from enjoying your favorite activities.
Spondylosis Q & A
What is spondylosis?
Spondylosis is a term that’s used to refer to back or neck pain that occurs from the toll that the aging process takes on your spinal discs. This wear and tear can cause different kinds of problems that lead to pain and other symptoms.
What are the symptoms of spondylosis?
You might not have any noticeable symptoms of spondylosis. If you do end up having symptoms, they might affect your neck or your lower back. Common spondylosis symptoms include:
- A tingling sensation or weakness in your legs and feet or arms and hands
- Trouble walking and maintaining coordination
- Pain and stiffness in your lower back or neck
What causes spondylosis?
The aging process causes some unpleasant changes in your spinal discs, which can end up leading to spondylosis symptoms.
You might develop disc dehydration that causes your vertebrae to rub together painfully, or you might have herniated discs that press on nerves. Other changes that occur are the growth of bone spurs and stiffening in your ligaments.
The board-certified physicians at Axis Spine and Pain evaluate your condition for an accurate diagnosis.
What are the treatments for spondylosis?
At Axis Spine and Pain, treatment options for spondylosis include facet injections and radiofrequency injections. These options are nonsurgical ones that might provide you with pain relief without an increased risk of excess bleeding and infections.
The physicians at Axis Spine and Pain create a treatment plan for you based on the results of your evaluation.
What are facet injections?
This type of treatment involves injecting the affected facet joints with a local anesthetic, corticosteroids or a combination of both to ease pain and stiffness. Facet joints help your spine remain stable, but they can end up becoming sore and inflexible due to wear and tear.
Board-certified physicians at Axis Spine and Pain in Macon and Warner Robins might recommend having facet injections up to three times per year if you continue to have pain and stiffness.
What are radiofrequency injections?
This type of treatment involves the use of radiofrequency waves that apply heat to affected nerves. These injections help prevent nerves from sending pain signals, which might ease pain and other symptoms. You should experience optimal results within three weeks, although this differs from patient to patient.
If you have symptoms of spondylosis, please contact Axis Spine and Pain to schedule an appointment.