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What Is The Treatment For Bone Spurs In The Neck
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. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
C5-6, C6-7 spondylosis, bone spur. Conservative treatments for 2 years. No relief. Daily neck n shoulder pain. No weakness. Surgery only option?
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
Depends: Treatment is directed at what is the cause of the spur. Is it biomechanical: orthotics would be helpful. Is it due to a tight shoe: change shoes. Is it due to a deformity of some kind. Then this should be addressed. Palliative treatment, including injections can be done. Surgery to remove spur can be performed if indicated. ...Read more
Shoes / surgery: My understanding of your problem makes me think that you are concerned about bone spurring around your bunion deformity. You may have hallux limitus. This is usually spurring to the top of the joint causing limitation of movement and discomfort. Conservative care consists of a stiffer, thicker soled shoe with good support. Surgery may be needed based on symptoms. See your foot specialists. Dr l. ...Read more
Bone spurs: This is a difficult question to answer without more exact info. I am assuming you have metatarsal bones that are bulging against the bottom of the foot, causing pain and possible painful callus/corn formation. Treatments include orthotic devices to reduce the abnormal pressures or surgery to improve the weightbearing balance amongst the bones. Recovery from that is usually a few weeks. ...Read more
I am having a lot of back rib pain. Xray shows to large bone spurs on my rib near t spine. Ct was orderd. What can be the treatment for this?
What are treatment options for painful TMD? I have crepitus, pain and spasms. X-rays showed bone spurs and flattening in the joint.
Depends: If you've had imaging of the joint, I assume you've had a diagnosis? If so, the treatment depends on the diagnosis. It could range anywhere from physical therapy to surgery. This issue is so individualized it is actually counterproductive to get a list of options when many of them may not be appropriate to your situation. No harm in getting additional opinions from docs who actually see you, tho. ...Read more
I have bone spurs in my feet, spine, shoulder and hip. Is there any treatment other than surgery? What causes spurs?
Bone spurs on big toe. Other than surgery, is their a way to dissolve them or alternative treatment? Pain when I fully bend, or wear high heels.
What's the treatment an longterm medication for ankle bone spurs and big toe joint spur if there is pain an symptoms?
Bone spurs: Having bone spurs on those joints usually means there is arthritis of those joints most likely from an injury since you are only 22 years old. Typical arthritis takes many more years to develop. O-T-C anti inflammatory medication may help. However, long term use is usually not recommended. There are some topical anti inflammatory meds that can be prescribed. Best to see your Foot Specialist. ...Read more
Xray confirms 2 big bone spurs in the rib area. I have been having back rib pain for yrs. A Ct scan was ordered. What might be the treatment for this?
Physical therapy: Your case is complex in that the cause of the spurs and their location is not clear. Intervertebral disc disease can cause muscle imbalance such that your posture and bone alignment changes, When this occurs the bones can respond by laying down more bone (called spurs) to offset your center of gravity. A thorough evaluation by a PMR Doctor might include MRI is appropriate. PT, Pilates may help. ...Read more
I have bone spurs in my neck, a friend told I should not take calcium as it would cause them to grow more?
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 have DDD and 2 levels in my neck fused because of herniation and bone spurs in the past 3 years. I have been having shoulder blade pain. Related?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Found out I have bilateral hip bone spurs, si joint bone spurs, neck bone spur, oa of my spine. I'm 37, in pain, not an athlete, what is going on?
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
If my brain MRI came back clean, YAY, can it still be Hemicrania Continua like Dr may still suspect or could it be coming from my neck. Have bone spurs?
Hemicrania Continua: Karen, bone spurs usually causes pinched nerve and other symptoms more then headache. Doctors consider a diagnosis of hemicrania continua if the pain has been present, without switching sides or disappearing even briefly, for at least three months. Doctors consider it a telltale sign of hemicrania continua if the headaches go away after a dose of the nsaid such as motrin or ibuprofen. ...Read more