Bone Spurs are extra pieces of bone that typically form at the joints where two bones meet. These hard and smooth bones pieces can also grow on the edge of your spinal discs and cause compression of the nerve as it tries to exit the disc space causing extreme pain and discomfort.
WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR BONE SPURS?
Bone spurs can be treated with conservative treatments like physical therapy, rest and over the counter pain medications. If the pain persists, spinal procedures to remove the extra bone are typically most successful for full relief.
WHAT ARE BONE SPURS AND HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE IT:
You will not necessarily know you have a Bone Spur without an X-Ray but you will be able to identify these symptoms and or pain areas:
- Accute pain in the joint or disc area
- Tingling, weakness or numbness in your extremities
- Difficulty controllying your bowels and/or bladder
- Muscle Spasms and/or cramps
WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING
[Since my bulging disc correction] I haven't had pain in my leg at all and had only a little pain in my back from my surgery, but zero pain in my legs, the sciatica is gone.
Edward, age 55, bulging disc injury
Today my back and hip feel tremendous. My legs are still a bit weak, possibly from nerve damage that occurred prior to surgery. I’m going to physical therapy 3 times per week. I was back at work on November 15th, 3 weeks after surgery.
Robert, age 58,
history of disc herniation and previous surgeries
Nobody likes to be injured and neck surgery is a delicate procedure, but Dr. Massoud explained what needed to be done, which made me feel more comfortable. [Post-surgery] I felt great, and today the pain is completely gone.
Francisco, Age 48, Cervical Injury