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My doctor said I have vertigo and that a lump on my head is just a bone spur, but could they be related?

My doctor said I have vertigo and that a lump on my head is just a bone spur, but could they be related?

Not likely: It is very unlikely that they are related. If the bone growth is near the ear or enlarging, i would be more concerned. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Vertigo (Definition)

A type of dizziness where the patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion usually due to a dysfunction of the inner ear apparatus. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting and an unsteady gait. Vertigo is classified as either peripheral (inner ear or vestibular problem) or central (injury to the balance centers of ...Read more


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Can doctors tell me what does surgery to remove a bone spur entail (both pre and post op)?

Bone spur: Where are you getting it removed? Bone spurs can happen at a lot of areas in the body, neck, shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle, heels, etc. All have different procedures, protocols and recovery times. Can you be more specific? ...Read more

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I have a bone spur in my wrist that is starting to tingle and hurt and has done this for a few days, do I need to go to the doctor?

I have a bone spur in my wrist that is starting to tingle and hurt and has done this for a few days, do I need to go to the doctor?

Not necessarily.: Whatever's going on could have been irritated by recent trauma or repetitive movements (like typing). If it were me, i'd just ice it, try some anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen and see if it settles down. If there's any sign of worsening or infection (redness, increased pain or fever), make sure to see your doc then. ...Read more

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What can the doctor do about bone spurs in a person's hips?

What can the doctor do about bone spurs in a person's hips?

Depends: If the spurs are associated with advanced arthritis, a hip replacement may be necessary. If the joint is otherwise in good condition, treatment may consist of arthroscopic or open removal of the spurs. ...Read more

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7 months post op shoulder surgury still very swallow and a lot pain i had a injury april 2011 had a clean up in shoulder a bone spur doctor thought he saw tear in MRI but didn't see when he was in my arm help please any advice

7 months post op shoulder surgury still very swallow and a lot pain i had a injury april 2011 had a clean up in shoulder a bone spur doctor thought he saw tear in MRI but didn't see when he was in my arm help please any advice

Second Opinion: Bone spur surgery is becoming increasingly controversial and it doesn't sound like you have a clear diagnosis and cause for your shoulder pain. Consider a second opinion with a shoulder specialist. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2013/shoulder-surgery/spur-acromioplasty-impingement/. ...Read more

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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


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