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Will Bone Spurs Go Away
Depends: Bone marrow edema is a term first used in 1988 to describe an abnormal signal pattern seen on the MRI of bone (usually of hip or knee) due to increased water content in the spongy bone portion called the marrow. Some doctors (orthopedics) may loosely use the term to describe resulting traumatic injury like a bruise to the bone in which case may resolve with healing in a few days. ...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
No. Only way they --: Can be gotten rid off is with surgery, which you might need, depending on what symptoms the spurs are causing? Consult your orthopod. ...Read more
Bone spurs need : To be removed only if they are directly responsible for symptoms. This typically requires surgical intervention. There is no way to "dissolve" them. Often you also have to address the reason the spurs developed in the first place. ...Read more
It depends on the: Cause, some time take few days to few month. ...Read more
Possibly: If the herniation is acute (just happened) a common course is that these issues resolve on their own within 6-8 weeks. Often physical therapy and anti-inflammatories are important in the healing process. If the pain does not resolve with these conservative measures or is accompanied by lower extremity weakness/numbness you should seek the care of an expert as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Months to years: Coccydina, aka tailbone pain can come from mild to severe trauma of the tip of the tailbone. Sitting on a notched pillow (not a donut shaped pillow) can help. A steroid injection into the coccyx can be very effective. Rarely surgery is required. Time to call your family doc. ...Read more
Persistent: It may wax and wane, but tends to persist. ...Read more
Not usually: Are you symptomatic? It depends where the fragment is in relation to the herniated disc (anterior, posterior, lateral placement, and how big it is, and whether it's impinging on anything or not). Need to speak to your spine specialist about this further, as s/he did the physical exam, and has the imaging needed to answer this question more fully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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