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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Masson
32 years experience in Neurosurgery
Bone spur: It is where the endplate of the vertebral bodies rub, and bone spurs form there.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Bone spurs: An osteophyte is just a fancy way to say a bone spur. The uncinate process is a process that is present in the posterior aspect of the vertebral body ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Bone spur: Osteophytes are "bone spurs", which are usually the sign of arthritis. Osteophytes can be painful. Some osteophytes around the shoulder can impinge ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: The vast majority of osteophytes are asymptomatic. Rarely, they can produce a sharp, stabbing pain.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It means the bone --: Spurs located in the front of a bone.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Bone spur: A bone growth or bump that arises from an area of bone that would otherwise be smooth. Commonly associated with osteoarthritis. Typically occur on t ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes: Start with Ibuprofen (Motrin,Advil).
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It's a definition: .....Not a symptom.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Peripheral vs spine: Peripheral joint osteophytes are the primary sign of osteoarthritis. Those on the spine are asymptomatic (unless pressing on a nerve) and even have a ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
You have arthritis: In the spine effecting multiple vertebras, that could lead to pinch nerve in the back or the neck area.

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