Bone Spurs: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Bone Spurs (Osteophytes) are extra bone growths usually along the edge of the bone and often where two bones meet such as in the joint area which can be very painful. Bone Spurs are usually the result of joint damage associated with osteoarthritis.

Bone spurs symptoms

Bone Spurs Causes

Some problems that can cause bone spurs are:

  • Disc and joint degeneration
  • Poor posture
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Improper posture
  • Misalignment
  • Tendonitis
  • Joint damage
  • Sudden injury – like a sports injury or work injury
  • Congenital conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Overweight


Bone Spur Symptoms

Back or neck pain is the most common symptom of bone spurs. For this the joint becomes inflamed and the back muscles become tender. Some symptoms are:

  • Pinched nerve
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Muscle spasms or cramps
  • Muscle weakness
  • Difficulty in movement
  • Acute pain into the shoulders
  • Low blood pressure
  • Hand/wrist pain
  • Headache
  • Bronchitis
  • Numbness and more.


Risk Factors

The most common risk factors for bone spurs are conditions that damage your skeleton. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common factors. The wear and tear on your joints can cause growths on the edges of your bones which sometimes interrupts normal bone movement. Plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis are other factors that can also enhance your risk.

Treatment Procedure

Several medical procedures can be used to treat Bone Spurs depending on the intensity of the symptoms. Medication, Physical Therapy, Exercise, Ultrasound therapy, Steroid injection, Chiropractic Care, Cryotherapy and Surgery to name a few.

Why Choose Chiropractic Care

When bone spurs occur, chiropractic care can help repair the problem and improve your flexibility. By repairing the original reason for the spur, the body can then start to re-absorb the bone spur which will help relieve the discomfort and associated symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments can greatly increase your mobility and allows the body to heal itself naturally.

If you are in Dickson, TN and are suffering from bone spur or any other pain contact Scott Jutte, a Chiropractic doctor in Dickson, TN at Dickson Chiropractic. He has been helping solve problems like yours for over 25 years through proper, safe, painless chiropractic treatments. Give Dr. Jutte a call at 615-375-8423 or drop by the office.

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