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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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I have osteonecrosis in my hip. I also have bone spurs on my spine, middle back pain, curved spine & osteoporosis. What are my expected treatments?

I have osteonecrosis in my hip. I also have bone spurs on my spine, middle back pain, curved spine & osteoporosis. What are my expected treatments?

Total hip: You will need to have a total hip replacement for the hip osteonecrosis.Osteoporosis need to be treated with the proper medicines(biphosphonates, orally o parentally.Parathyroid hormone subcutaneosly and vit d4000u daily.You will find out that after the total hip the back pain will improve and good pt program to strenghtening the core muscles will olso help with the back pain. ...Read more

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I have bone spurs on my spine, moderate scoliosis, thoracic spine, kyphosis, osteoporis and osteoarthritis. I have continued back pain , pain in my hip?

I have bone spurs on my spine, moderate scoliosis, thoracic spine, kyphosis, osteoporis and osteoarthritis. I have continued back pain , pain in my hip?

Scoliosis back pain: There are many causes for back and hip pain, sometimes not as obvious as the curve in your spine on x-ray. Get a good evaluation 2 see if your spine is truly the problem causing the pain. Often, buttock-type hip pain comes from l4-s1, but groin hip pain comes from the hip joint itself and has nothing to do with the spine, even if the pictures look bad. Good docs can find ur true pain source. Thx! ...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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Can degeneration and/or bone spurs in the cervical spine adversely effect the thyroid gland?

Can degeneration and/or bone spurs in the cervical spine adversely effect the thyroid gland?

No: The degeneration of the cervical spine (neck skeleton) should have no effect on the thyroid gland. The gland is separated from the spine by the trachea (windpipe) and esophagus (swallowing tube that transports food from mouth to stomach). ...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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I have bone spurs in my feet, spine, shoulder and hip. Is there any treatment other than surgery? What causes spurs?

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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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