Understanding Bone Spurs and What Can Be Done When They Cause Pain

Dr. Praveen Kadimcherla

Spinal bone spurs develop as the body’s response to injury to the bone, which can be the result of a traumatic event or simply from aging.

Spinal bone spurs, also known as osteophytes, are common and some people don’t even know they have it. But for others, these bony overgrowths can cause real problems. According to orthopedic spine surgeon Praveen Kadimcherla, MD, with Atlantic Spine Center, “spinal bone spurs aren’t really shaped like spurs. They’re actually smooth and don’t protrude much.” Spinal bone spurs develop as the body’s response to injury to the bone, which can be the result of a…

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