Bone Spurs are extra pieces of bone that typically form at the joints where two bones meet.
WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR BONE SPURS?
In addition to plaguing joints, 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.
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:
- Acute pain in the joint or disc area
- Tingling, weakness or numbness in your extremities
- Difficulty controlling your bowels and/or bladder
- Muscle Spasms and/or cramps