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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr Dr. Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Bone (Definition)

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Dr. Praveen Mambalam Dr. Mambalam
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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I have bone spurs in my neck, a friend told I should not take calcium as it would cause them to grow more?

Calcium: Is involved with bone mineralization. Theoretically too much calcium can translate to more robust mineralization leading to bone spurring. 500 to 1000mg/day calcium is reasonable as your kidneys clear excess.

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Dr. Christopher Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery
15 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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I was told that I have a problem with my C5 disc in my neck. I now have problems with my right shoulder, bone spurs. Can this cause this?

I was told that I have a problem with my C5 disc in my neck. I now have problems with my right shoulder, bone spurs. Can this cause this?

No: Bone spurs in the shoulder are not caused by neck problems. Neck and shoulder problems overlap commonly in terms of the symptoms they produce.

Dr. Dean Smith Dr. Smith
Orthopedic Surgery
30 years in practice
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My moms arm hurts when reaches out or makes backward motion makes it spasm and hurt really bad. She has bone spurs on her neck. What would cause this?

My moms arm hurts when reaches out or makes backward motion makes it spasm and hurt really bad. She has bone spurs on her neck. What would cause this?

Rotator cuff: Problems with the rotator cuff/shoulder cause pain with motion of shoulder. Neck problems cause pain that radiates to and beyond shoulder. May also cause numbness in hand. Motions such as putting hand on head lessen pain when it's neck problem and increased pain when shoulder problem. Shoulder rxd high dose ibuprofen, range of motion exercises. Injection if symptoms don't improve one month.

Dr. Thomas Inwood Dr. Inwood
Podiatry
31 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What can I do about pain from bone spurs in neck causes my right shoulder to hurt and tingling and nunmness in hand?

What can I do about pain from bone spurs in neck causes my right shoulder to hurt and tingling and nunmness in hand?

Bone spurs: See your neurologist or orthopedist for the best answer and treatment options. Good luck.

Dr. Michael Gabor Dr. Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
29 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Unknown cause of pain in back of neck had Xray years ago showed flattened vertebrae and possible bone spurs. Can I get more insight 2 this cause?

Flattened vertebra: Are usually due to compression fractures. If there has been no trauma, other etiologies of low bone mineralization that could lead to weaker bones and thus spontaneous or insufficiency fractures should be explored.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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I was dx'd w/SLE years ago. Today my Dr. Called & told me X-rays show bone spurs in my neck. I'm getting an MRI 7/29. Could Lupus have caused this?

Unrelated: Bone spurs in the spine are quite common. I don't feel there is a connection to lupus. They are generally a chronic wear and tear phenomenon.

Dr. Moshe Lewis Dr. Lewis
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
21 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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I've been lifting heavy weights and I've been told I have a bone spur in my neck could this be the cause of throbbing in my ear.

I've been lifting heavy weights and I've been told I have a bone spur in my neck could this be the cause of throbbing in my ear.

Possibly: Spurs in the neck may produce problems related to pressure on the spine and associated nerves & blood vessels. In some people, this pain may be referred—that is, perceived as occurring in the head, shoulders, or chest, rather than the neck. Other symptoms may include vertigo (a type of dizziness) or ringing in the ears. Therefore, you should see an ENT for the ear symptoms & your Spine Specialist again

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Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What causes pain above eye, sharp pain going up back of head and neck pain and occasionally facial irritation, had cervical MRI deg disc dis bone spur?

What causes pain above eye, sharp pain going up back of head and neck pain and occasionally facial irritation, had cervical MRI deg disc dis bone spur?

Neck vs Head: This could be occipital neuralgia where the pain originates from the occipital nerves in the back of the head and travel over the top to right above the eye. The other option would be that this could be coming from your neck due to the high cervical facets at c2/3 and c3/4. The nerves exiting this area can wrap around back of head and attach to the same place as occipital nerves.

Dr. Merrill Reuter Dr. Reuter
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
31 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Can bone spurs on the C5/6 cause lump in throat sensation?

Can bone spurs on the C5/6 cause lump in throat sensation?

YES: Yes, osteophytes can impinge on the esophagus and cause a lump in the throat feeling with swallowing

Dr. Adam Lewis Dr. Lewis
Neurosurgery
31 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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4yrs ago mri=moderate cervical spine stenosis with complex bone spurs. If worse now, could it cause balance problems and walking difficulties? 46 y/old

4yrs ago mri=moderate cervical spine stenosis with complex bone spurs. If worse now, could it cause balance problems and walking difficulties? 46 y/old

Cervical stenosis: Cervical spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck can cause imbalance and dizziness. Difficulty walking and unrinary retention can occur when there is compression of the spinal cord. It is important to obtain an updated MRI of the neck to determine if the stenosis or narrowing has progressed over the past four years.

Dr. Mark Weston Dr. Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
27 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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What are neck bone spurs and can they heal?

What are neck bone spurs and can they heal?

Removed: They can be removed but not healed part of neck degeneration no foutain of youth still.

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Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine Dr. Erskine
Holistic Medicine
28 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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What exercises cure bone spurs in my neck?

What exercises cure bone spurs in my neck?

Read on: Bone spurs are the end result of calcification of the tendon inserting onto the bone over time the bone 'grows' along the plane of the tendon. Therefore, once it is formed it can't be cured by exercises. However, exercise can help to maintain range of motion in the local area of the body.

Dr. Douglas Linville II Dr. Linville II
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
26 years in practice
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Which type of treatment or surgery to fix bone spurs on #5 n 6 neck vertebrae?

Which type of treatment or surgery to fix bone spurs on #5 n 6 neck vertebrae?

Cerv spondy: Arthritis equates to bone spurs. In the absence of pinched nerve pain, no surgical treatment is necessary. Pt alone is likely sufficient. However, if you are asking about surgical options, depends on where nerve pinched. Options include foraminotomy posteriorly or anterior diskectomy and fusion. Both have merits and cons that should be discussed with your surgeon. Disk replacement not for spurs.

Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Docs, could a chiropractor help with a bone spur pinching the C5 nerve in my neck?

Docs, could a chiropractor help with a bone spur pinching the C5 nerve in my neck?

Possible: Many times conservative care can include chiropractic care. If you are not better soon (less than 10-15 treatments), then consider other options like a spine fellowship trained pain specialist.

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Dr. Ken Levin Dr. Levin
Radiology
40 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Will a ct/contrast soft neck tissue show neck bone spurs?

Will a ct/contrast soft neck tissue show neck bone spurs?

Unlikely: Your question is confusing. Intravenous contrast usually does not help in evaluating bone spurs.

Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. David Lipkin Dr. Lipkin
Internal Medicine
48 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
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Have persistent cervicogenic headaches. Dx with bone spurs c2-c5. Wearing neck brace for 2-3 hrs/day for relief. Is this ok? Prefer to avoid meds.

Have persistent cervicogenic headaches. Dx with bone spurs c2-c5. Wearing neck brace for 2-3 hrs/day for relief. Is this ok? Prefer to avoid meds.

Tension headaches?: Cervical bone spurs do not cause pain in and of themselves. Many patients with spurs don't have any symptoms. There is little to no correlation, for the most part, between cervical x-ray findings and the presence or absence of symptoms. It's quite likely that your headaches may be from another cause, such as tension or stress headaches. See http://bit. Ly/1v0GgZh http://bit. Ly/1t1LbhG

Dr. John Barbuto Dr. Barbuto
Neurology
years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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Numbness left hand middle to pinky. Bone spurs in neck and ddd in lower back.

Numbness left hand middle to pinky. Bone spurs in neck and ddd in lower back.

Unclear: Numbness in hand from middle to pinky suggests ulnar nerve impingement. If bone spurs were related pattern would usually be different from this. However, a C8 root syndrome might produce this pattern. Try to draw a line around the area of numbness (including all parts that are numb - hand and arm). Show to doctor. EMG/NCV study could be helpful.

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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


Passed Out (Definition)

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