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Jaw Bone Spurs
Is it possible for the jaw to gradually accommodate to flattening of the condyle, bone spurs and disc fragments?
The jaw is an AMAZING bone...it will "accomodate" to a wide # injuries HOWEVER sound to me like you are referring to TM JOINT pathology! THAT needs to be treated by a trained oral health professional!!
Hope this helps!
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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 have two small bone spurs located on my skull that are, more than likely, the result of lots of head trauma over the years. Is this normal?
Possible: Repetitive trauma to the bone may cause bony contusions to form. ...Read more
Been diagnosed with frozen shoulder but arm turns red when raised at shoulder height and bent towards head, what causes this. I had surgery on 7-14-11 for impingement, bone spurs and part of bursae sack removed also have a small tear that was not repaired
Hard to tell: Agree with dr. Wood in part regarding color change. Probably worth examining. Would want more details on the "small tear" that wasn't repaired. If full thickness I would advise repair especially with continued pain. Stiffness may be just inhibition from the pain. Seek out a shoulder specialist this go round. There is a difference in skill set amongst surgeons so be careful next go round. ...Read more
Been taking forteo for 16 dos. Have a bone spur growing into my sinus, now mid shin and rt. Jaw pain. I want to stop these injections. Ideas?
TMD? & leg pain.: Statistically, jaw pain is a bite problem if near the ear or teeth if lower or midline. See dentist. Eli Lilly says " FORTEO is Rx [for] osteoporosis [patients] at high risk for.. . fractures.. . " If you'd like to quit it, get a DEXA scan for bone density. Shin pain with your hx should be neuritic from the back. Try an epidural. Spur in a sinus-a cavity-shd be benign. No take oral cortisone. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
Depends: There are a number of causes for bone spurs to develop on the outside of the foot. Among the two most common causes for spurs to occur are either along an arthritic joint or as a result if chronic pressure/irritation. A bunion être deformity is among the most common causes and the forefoot is widened in that area causing chronic irritation and spurring when rubbing against a shoe. Get checked. ...Read more
Yes: There result from osteoarthritic changes secondary to hyper mobility. ...Read more
Bone spurs: Bone spurs to the feet and ankles are most often caused from trauma or arthritis (wear and tear to the joints) or in the case of the calcaneous (heel bone) can be from Enthesopathy (pulling of soft tissue from bone). This can be cause from the tendon or ligament from being too tight and resulting in a chronic pulling off situation. See your podiatrist and he/she can help. ...Read more
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
Bone spurs: That is quite a wide topic. Bone spurs range from small, but painful, spurs on toes that can be addressed via minimal incision surgery, to larger spurs like heel spurs and haglund's deformities that are more conventional in nature. Circulatory status determines surgery or conservative care. Seek the help of a podiatrist to guide you with what needs to be done. Good luck! ...Read more
Only if painful: Otherwise you can ignore....Get a more detailed answer ›
I was given a bone growth stimulator after an ACDF. What prevents tthe unit from encouraging bone spurs to grow?
BG Stimulators: Bone spur formation is a natural process in the aging skeleton, our body tries to increase the surface area of the bone so it can easier accept the load it is bearing. Bone stimulators are an external variable to the normal osteogenic and bony healing process and studies show that they can increase fusion times, but there are other variables involved in mal/ nonunion that all contribute. Good luck ...Read more
Need help docs! My 15 year old daughter has bone spurs she hurts all the time. What are other options besides surgery?
Need help docs: It is very rare for 15 Y.O. To have spurs, or to have pain all the time; are the spurs on the bottom or the back of the heels? Is she very over-weight? See a podiatrist if feet are involved or an orthopedist to figure out the best treatment. ...Read more
I have bone spurs in my shoulders. A friend advised magnetic therapy. Would you agree this is an option before surgery?
I had c5-c7 fused and plated with removal of large bone spurs. I walking as much as possible but there exercises for upper body?
Discuss with surgeon: Assuming you have been cleared for physical activity by your orthopedic or neurosurgeon, you may do several exercises for cervical pain. They mainly include scapular stabilization exercises. Follow up with a physical therapist to be taught these exercises and to be assured you are using proper technique. ...Read more
I had shoulder surgery done a little over a month ago, this was to scrape bone spurs and clean out the bursa. How long until I fully recover?
Structurally, there is only mild weakening of the deltoid insertion where the bone is removed. Rotator cuff, if not repaired should be ready to rehab right away.
I encourage my patients to start range of motion exercises as soon as the pain subsides (couple of days). I let them do whatever they are comfortable with after a couple of weeks. It generally takes 6-8 weeks for all the tenderness to end. ...Read more
How do you treat a combination of cervical bone spurs, stenosis, moderately bulging discs and occluding foramina that are leading to significant pain?
AS causing narrowing of spinal canal, bone spurs pinching nerve c5/6 got injections on each side NO relief! What will work to relive pain? I'm hurting
Conservative methods: Conservative approaches to cervical osteophytes include cortisone shots (temporary, may need to be repeated), pain and muscle relaxing meds, physical therapy/massage, & rest. If this approach fails, surgery may be needed (laminectomy to remove osteophytes). See a pain specialist or neurosurgeon for discussion. Http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1144952-overview ...Read more
C5c6 ant post bone spurs press. Thecal sac + spin cord post. Mod sev lt parace spin can sten, mod sev rt neurof. Sten. And severe left neurof stenosis?
Bone spurs: Build up of bone around joints from trauma or abnormal wear and tear. Spurs around the heel are cause from ligaments and tendons pulling on the bone. Spurs are generally not treated unless they are causing pain. The only way to get rid of a spur is to physically remove it (surgery). Nsaid's and steroids may be helpful for general joint pain. ...Read more