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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?

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 (Definition)

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


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Can a large bone spur at T10-11 at the rib and transverse processes be surgically removed??

Can a large bone spur at T10-11 at the rib and transverse processes be surgically removed??

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 more

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Huge lump on rib cage bone spur?

Huge lump on rib cage bone spur?

Cartilage or bone: You should have this evaluated with x-ray and bone scan to help determine if an excisional biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Pain with breathing?: Do you mean pain with breathing? What kind of pain is it? Is it focused in a particular area? How long has the problem been present? It still may not be the bone spur. Is there a rash there? ...Read more

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What causes rib pain? X=ray and CT show nothing. I have RA and spinal bone spurs. Could either of these be the problem?

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

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What is a bone spur?

What is a bone spur?

Bone spur: A bone spur or "osteophyte" is a reaction of the bone to grow in response to an abnormal mechanical stress. Most of the time this is seen around joints and are one of the responses to osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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What exactly is a bone spur?

What exactly is a bone spur?

A bone prominence: Bone spurs can occur anywhere and when not associated with arthritis are usually painless. Sometimes they can cause irritation of a tendon or ligame leading to pain. ...Read more

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What are some signs of bone spurs?

What are some signs of bone spurs?

Visible prominences.: Bone spurs around a joint may show a visible bump and have less motion. A heel spur us only visible on an x-ray but really isn't very important. ...Read more

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What are bone spurs and how are they treated?

What are bone spurs and how are they treated?

Sharp protrusion: Of bone that sticks out caused by excessive tension from tendon ot=r ligament attachment or abnormal pressure at area. ...Read more

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What are the best methods to treating bone spurs?

Eliminate cause: Whether due to increased tenion orexcessive pressure on area. Sometimes but not always surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a bone spur, and if so, should I be concerned?

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

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Can running cause bone spurs?

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

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Is itching a symptom of bone spur?

Is itching a symptom of bone spur?

No: Are you itching all over or is localized in an area. Itching might Be due to allergy to the medication you took. Was there a rash? Itching can also be due to certain diseases. If it persist, see your PCP ...Read more

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Can bone spurs return after surgery?

Possibly: Depending on where your spurs were removed from will help with the answer to this question. In general, bone spurs will no return. But, in some cases over many years there might be a recurrence of bone in the same location. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a bone spur go away without surgery?

No: Generally the symptoms get better however. Usually doesn't need surgery. ...Read more

Bone Spurs (Definition)

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony projections that form along joints, and are often seen in conditions such as arthritis. Bone spurs are largely responsible for limitations in joint motion ...Read more