A bone spur is an abnormal bone growth. Bone spurs in the neck occur on the vertebrae. They are not dangerous, but they can cause inflammation and interfere with the function of other parts in the spine, like ligaments, discs, tendons and nerves. A bone spur is also referred to as an osteophyte.
The first step toward diagnosis and bone spur treatment is a physical exam by one of our physicians. They can also be diagnosed by X-ray, MRI, myelogram, bone scan, discography, CT scan or an EMG.
We have several bone spur treatment methods.
Types of possible surgery: