Bone Spurs

Bone Spurs 2017-02-17T18:25:22+00:00

Operative Spine – Bone Spurs

A bone spur (osteophyte) is an abnormal bone growth that forms on existing natural bone. Bone spurs create pain by rubbing on other bones or soft tissues (including ligaments, tendons, and nerves).

Symptoms

  • Swelling
  • Pain at the site of the spur
  • Tenderness

Treatment

  • Exercise to remove pressure on joints
  • Stretching
  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Steroid injection
  • Surgery

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