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Bone Spur On Rib
Xray confirms 2 big bone spurs in the rib area. I have been having back rib pain for yrs. A Ct scan was ordered. What might be the treatment for this?
Physical therapy: Your case is complex in that the cause of the spurs and their location is not clear. Intervertebral disc disease can cause muscle imbalance such that your posture and bone alignment changes, When this occurs the bones can respond by laying down more bone (called spurs) to offset your center of gravity. A thorough evaluation by a PMR Doctor might include MRI is appropriate. PT, Pilates may help. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
I am having a lot of back rib pain. Xray shows to large bone spurs on my rib near t spine. Ct was orderd. What can be the treatment for this?
Doctors x-rayed and found a 2mm bone spur on my left 9th rib, what are the choices I have and what can I do until then for this intense pain?
Get another opinion: As a bone spur on a rib, especially that small, is not likely to be the source of your pain. ...Read more
Sure- but..: ...is it necessary? Anything can be removed by surgery, but surgery should be done when there is a high chance it will help. Imagine if this was removed and there was no improvement? That would not help. What is the symptom that the bone spur is causing, in your view? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small bony lump after last rib on back? Feels like a little rib? No pain, no discomfort, nothing out of the ordinary. Bone spur maybe?
Possibly: If hard and connected to your back likely a rib/floating rib. If concerned a face to face exam with your doctor will confirm other findings. Good luck and feel good. ...Read more
Can a bone spur be removed that is on T10-T11 at the rib and transverse processes I am having pain (8-9 pain scale) breathing, slight movements?
What causes rib pain? X=ray and CT show nothing. I have RA and spinal bone spurs. Could either of these be the problem?
Need investigation: Rib pain could have many etiologies. If x-rays and ct were neg other sources of the pain need to be investigated. A herniated dorsal spine disc could be the source and certainly the two conditions you mention above could be contributory factors. ...Read more
If you don't have: Pain I would not be concerned, if you have pain you should have it evaluated and find out your treatment options. A xray is usually sufficient to analyze whether or not a spur is present. ...Read more
Anything that: Involves unbalanced force at a joint can cause bone spurs. Spurs are a sign of joint dysfunction die to cartilage wear, ligament looseness or stiff adjacent joints. Hallux rigidisus in the great toe is a common affliction in the foot it's not necessarily the running but the way ones anatomy interacts and predisposes. ...Read more