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Doctor insights on: Anterior Spurring Spine

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What to do about spurs on your spine?

What to do about spurs on your spine?

How much discomfort?: A bone spur is a bony growth formed on healthy bone and may normally occur as you age. Generally, treatment for a bone spur involves taking pain medication and avoiding activities that worsen the pain. If you have a spur on your back physical therapy may help. Surgical intervention is a last resort option for severe pain and impairment. Discuss with your primary doctor if this is the case. ...Read more

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What weight machines should I avoid if a spur on my t spine?

None in particular: There is no specific reason not to use any one piece idem equipment asking as proper technique is used and you do not overload your own capacity on any particular machine. You can reduce load and increase reps and/or sets. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your lower spine X-ray report says spur?

What does it mean when your lower spine X-ray report says spur?

Likely bony spur.: Bony spurs develop as one gets older, from wear and tear on joints, etc. This can also happen in the spinal column. They are important to note since they can be near nerves, etc. And may have to be removed. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bone spurs in c/t spine?

What is the best treatment for bone spurs in c/t spine?

Dose it bother you: If it dose and not improve by medications, go and see neuro- surgeon he will tell out if you an operation to take it out. ...Read more

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I have bone spurs on the spine-- can I get rid of them without surgery?

I have bone spurs on the spine-- can I get rid of them without surgery?

No: No, but the presence of bone spurs does not mean you have to have surgery. Sometimes the symptoms can be well managed no operatively and surgery avoided. ...Read more

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My left leg keeps going cold I have narrowing at l4/l5 spurs and bulging is it my spine thats causing this to my leg ?

My left leg keeps going cold I have narrowing at l4/l5 spurs and bulging is  it my spine thats causing this to my leg ?

Blood supply...: This seems to be more of a description of 'poor circulation' than of a nerve root problem. Have you lost the natural hair on your legs? This can be another sign. If smoking, stop. Seek help early. ...Read more

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Can bone spurs and disc bulges of the cervical spine disappear over 6 years?

Can bone spurs and disc bulges of the cervical spine disappear over 6 years?

Usually no.: These findings are typically produced from longstanding wear and tear and do not spontaneously resolve. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with DISH; I am 48 and my largest bones spurs are in my T spine. Is there a difference between Spurs from Dish & OA?

Yes.: DISH is due to spinal ligamentous calcification, and can extend along the length of several vertebral bodies or the entire spine. It is idiopathic, not degenerative. Spurs are a result of disc degeneration, and occur only around the margins of the disc space. ...Read more

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Is there a surgically option for large bones spurs that are on the lower thoracic spine. Rib Pain has been chronic for years but now a lot worse?

The spurs R a. ..: ...symptom not a disease. They arise from inflammation, muscle contractions @ origins & insertions. It may B inherited, or from an active ongoing process, Rx the process, @ the spurs may guiet down. ...Read more

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What does this mean CT spine scan: disc narrowing, spur formation c6-7.Variable degrees of uncovertebral facet hypertrophy. No spondylolisthesis ect.

What does this mean CT spine scan: disc narrowing, spur formation c6-7.Variable degrees of uncovertebral facet hypertrophy. No spondylolisthesis ect.

Structural changes: With a history of neck injury in 2007, the ct results most likely describe the changes in your spine since the accident. It will be useful to compare your scan to previous studies, looking for deterioration. Check with your doctor to see if the ct changes are old or new, and whether further evaluation or treatment is needed. ...Read more

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All my spine Xrays show severe disc dessication/deg., loss of height, spurs, endplate irreg, osteopenia, scoliosis/kyphosis & spine MRI doesn't, why?

All my spine Xrays show severe disc dessication/deg., loss of height, spurs, endplate irreg, osteopenia, scoliosis/kyphosis & spine MRI doesn't, why?

If you statement is-: -true, it should be obvious on an MR. In this case I would check 2 be sure that there was not a mixup in identification of whose images are whose. Be sure that they are your images. ...Read more

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I have bone spurs in my feet, spine, shoulder and hip. Is there any treatment other than surgery? What causes spurs?

Spurs: There are many places bone spurs can occur. See a podiatrist for those that occur in the foot. He/she will take x rays and guide you in what needs to be done . Good luck. ...Read more

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I have osteoarthritis and bone spurs in my cervical spine and bulging discs in c-3 through c-6. Will this require surgery to fix?

I have osteoarthritis and bone spurs in my cervical spine and bulging discs in c-3 through c-6. Will this require surgery to fix?

Depends: The finding you listed are very common. Mris are very sensitive and pick up many abnormalities. Just remember that we treat patients, not mris. The main question is symptoms. The main indication for surgery on the neck is weakness or neurologic deficit. Pain is not the best indication for surgery and this may lead to dissatisfaction with the surgical outcomes. ...Read more

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