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Surgery For Bone Spurs In The Neck
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
After breaking every bone in foot 5 years ago what surgery can be performed to alleviate the acute pain in the ankles where the bones have calcified?
A Few Options: There are several options depending on the severity of the break and your overall medical history. If you are truly suffering from arthritis of the ankle that doesn't respond to conservative treatments, surgical options are available including ankle joint replacements and ankle fusions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible for the jaw to gradually accommodate to flattening of the condyle, bone spurs and disc fragments?
2 severely pinched nerves in neck from degeneration. Finally had cervical surgery. Still loss of use in arm. What is the prognosis for nerve recovery?
After bunion surgery, my bone fused with pseudo bone. Now there is a bone spur, or growth on top of that joint. What can be done?
Depends: Discuss with your operating surgeon about any questions you have regarding surgical outcomes and possible necessary steps to address this issue. ...Read more
LargeTumor and 3nodules in interior hip joint. Dr.did complete hip replacement. What are chances of tumor return in pelvic bone area?
Mother has White line on shoulder bone x ray. In the middle of the bone. Shoulder pain for months?
Symptoms:neck/shoulder pain, stiffness, numbness in right arm/hand, headaches. Could this be a bone spur of the cervical vertebrae in a 58 year old ?
Possibly: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...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
Will a microscopic discectomy remove the pinched nerve in my back. And is there a microscopic discectomy for neck with out fusion or bone grap.
In the bone densitometry is reported that I have osteopenia in the ap spine(l1-l4) and osteoporosis in the left femur(neck). Does i need treatment?
Depends...: It depends on how significant the osteopenia is for your age group... Many caucasian females who have passed menopause are @ risk for osteopenia ( highest risk) and resultant osteopenia fractures of the hip, distal radius, lumbar spine, etc.See your pcp or ob-gyn for evaluation and possible treatment . Best of luck.! ...Read more
With degenerative disc disease, facet arthrosis, nerve compression, buldging discs lumbar and cervical regions, synovial cyst posterior lumbar region in spine, continueum spasms, the need of surgery is the option as of now. I have been through all treatme
Unsure of question: Most surgeons exhaust non-operative care before recommending surgery. Non-operative care can include medications (anti-infammatory arthritis type medicine or pain medications), physical therapy, activity modification, exercise, bracing, chiropractic care, interventional pain management (injections), or alternative medical approaches. ...Read more
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