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A 51-year-old male asked:

local back pain from lifting weights. x-rays lumbar/pelvis/si joint. mild ensteophyte formation at illiac crests. is this common? follow up needed?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Osteophytes are spurs: Osteophytes are bone spurs and accumulate with life and uncertain how much they are contributing to you back pain which can occur for lots of reasons - bone, disc, muscle, tendon, bursa etc. I suspect you had the osteophytes way before you were lifting weights. You need an evaluation for the reason you have back pain.

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Last updated Jul 13, 2017

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