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What Is The Main Difference Between Bone Spurs And Osteoarthritis
Big difference: Bone spurs occur at the margins of the joint while osteoarthritis is a degeneration of the cartilage surfaces in the joint. Bone spurs are normally harbingers of osteoarthrits although it is possible to have oa without bone spur formation. It is unclear exactly why bone spurs form around arthritic joints. It is uncommon to develop bone spurs around non arthritic joints. ...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
Why do I have bone spurs and osteoarthritis in all of my major joints? (spine, si joints, hips, neck)i'm only in my 30s and i feel like an old woman.
See a rheumatologist: Have you seen a rheumatologist? If not, do so. Be certain there is not another cause for the spurs or calcifications. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer