Bone spurs are extra bone growths occurring in ordinary bone, and they can occur in any bone structure in the body. The smooth growths that are developed in bone spurs are typically not harmful, until they become too large and begin to impinge on the surrounding nerves. With this impingement, acute or chronic pain can arise.
The leading causes of osteophytes are:
Common symptoms vary from weakness and/or numbness in the extremities, neck or back pain, decreased mobility, shooting pain into the arms or legs, and in some cases when left untreated, disability.
With our multi-specialty medical team, we will help you understand your condition and develop an appropriate treatment plan. The Spine Care Center specializes in minimally invasive conservative treatments to provide our patients with optimal results and a pain-free life.
Your individualized treatment plan will be based on an extensive medical background review, diagnostic tests such as X-rays, MRI, CT scan, and an assessment of the severity of your symptoms. These treatments can include conservative injections in the form of:
In certain conditions, you may require minimally invasive surgical intervention. However, we are often able to treat your pain without a need for surgery. We work towards finding the root cause of your pain so we are able to provide the most effective treatment possible.