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Bone Spurs: Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors, Prevention & Treatment

What is Bone Spurs?

Bone spurs, are also known as osteophytes, are smooth, bony growths that form over a long period of time. The bone spurs are not painful, but the surrounding area can be effected by it. It could be pressing on nerves and they often occur within the spinal column and irritate the nerve roots.  Bone spurs often happen along side osteoarthritis and it is possible that they will cause little to no symptoms at all.  Only 40% of bone spur cases cause symptoms that require medical treatment.   

Symptoms of Bone Spurs

  1. Back and neck pain
  2. Inflamed joints
  3. Burning or tingling
  4. Dull pain when standing or walking
  5. Loss of coordination
  6. Spasms, cramps, weakness, or numbness 
  7. Radiating pain near the site of the bone spur

Causes and Risk Factors of Bone Spurs

  1. Age (>60)
  2. Disc and joint degeneration
  3. Heredity and structural problems
  4. Previous injuries
  5. Poor Posture
  6. Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis

Bone Spurs Prevention

  1. Proper posture
  2. Diet including sufficient vitamins and minerals
  3. Body awareness 
  4. Seeking proper medical care after traumas or injuries

Treatment of Bone Spurs

ASTR treats bone spurs in a gentle, effective, and natural way by addressing muscle imbalances, scar tissue, trigger points, fascia restrictions, inflammation, posture, body mechanics which are often the source of the pain. ASTR takes a holistic approach to address the root causes of pain, not just the symptoms. ASTR treatment can be done at home for bone spurs.

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