Bone Spurs Treatment Center
Bone Spur Removal
A bone spur is a painful, abnormal overgrowth of bone in the spine that narrows the spinal canal and exerts pressure on the nerves. Ironically, bone spurs are actually our body’s attempt to protect us from pain by stabilizing the spine when arthritis weakens it. For this reason, bone spurs are usually not treated by themselves but removed as a supplemental procedure when treating the underlying cause.
When you become a patient of Biscup Spine, we will thoroughly assess your spine to find out what stimulated the growth of bone spurs and begin a comprehensive treatment plan. Every one of our patients works one-on-one with our founder, Dr. Robert S. Biscup, a renowned spinal surgeon with over 30 years of experience.
Contact us today to set up your appointment at Biscup Spine and a free MRI review.
Do I Need to Have Bone Spurs Removed?
Bone spurs are not a disease— they are created by our body to strengthen the spine when arthritis and aging weaken it. Bone spur growth can also be stimulated by back injuries or continuous stress on the spine. Unfortunately, the body has not yet perfected this defense mechanism, and bone spurs can end up doing much more damage to the spine. While the spurs themselves are typically asymptomatic, they can lead to extremely painful symptoms like pinched nerves. They are also a key player in the development of spinal stenosis.
The good news is, bone spurs do not always need to be removed. If we can treat the condition causing bone spur growth, we can prevent the spurs from causing more damage.
Stopping Bone Spur Growth
At Biscup Spine, we have experience treating many of the conditions that stimulate the growth of bone spurs and all of the painful side effects of bone spurs. If you have been diagnosed with any of the conditions below, you should have them treated as soon as possible to prevent bone spur development.
Conditions that cause bone spurs include:
- Facet arthritis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Broken bones and other spinal injuries
- Wear and tear from aging
- Spinal stenosis