A good chiropractic exam will be able to give a good diagnostic confirming if the pain is coming or not from your spine. In any case, a doctor in chiropractic is the best professional to help you with your problem, even if it is not coming from your spine. There are different approaches which include muscle therapy, peripheral manipulation, exercise recommendation, and also nutrition for inflammation or arthrosis!
I am definitely sure that chiropractic care could help you recover and take back your life!
Dre Geneviève Gagné, chiropraticienne, DC
Sorry to hear of your health issues and pain. You don't mention how long you have been having these symptoms. A good chiropractor can look at your health history, X-rays, and perform an examination to determine the degree to which the degenerative condition is contributing to your pain. Degenerative changes take long periods of time to develop and generally predate any symptoms by a long time. I often see patients who attribute their pain to "arthritis or degeneration" who, after beginning treatment and a good home care program including the use of exercise and ice, see significant pain relief and increased function. I would urge you to seek care from a good chiropractor and try to avoid pain medications if at all possible.
Good luck and good health,
J.L. Harris, D.C., D.A.B.C.O.