Bone spurs are bony projections that develop along the edges of bones. Also called Osteophytes, bone spurs often form where bones meet each other — in your joints. Bone spurs can also form on the bones of your spine.
Most bone spurs cause no signs or symptoms. Often you don’t even realize you have bone spurs until an X-ray for another condition reveals the growths. In some cases, though, bone spurs can cause pain and loss of motion in your joints.
Specific symptoms depend on where the bone spurs are located. Examples include:
- Spine – Bone spurs on your vertebrae can narrow the space that contains your spinal cord. These bone spurs can pinch the spinal cord or its nerve roots and may sometimes cause weakness or numbness in your arms or legs
Heel & Knee – In beginning, uneven spine will start to cause imbalance pressure on legs. Imagine when a normal person with a healthy spine is walking or standing, an even 50/50 pressure will be put on both legs. But with an uneven spine, which means one side of the leg will be absorbing heavier pressure than the other one (60/40). The affected side with more pressure and weight putting on it will slowly become misalign in the long run and causing bone spur to appear on the pressure point on either the knee or the heel.
How Can Osso Help Bone Spur?
Treating the Spine –
A bone spur in the spine may cause by degeneration disc thus we in Osso Bone Care will emphasize and focusing on performing Spinal Decompression Therapy (SDT) on our patients to allow the regrowth of the degeneration disc as well as reducing the pressure between the vertebras. After a series of treatments, the bone spur will slowly dissolve and disappear on its own.
Other than that, Osso Flexion Distraction Adjustment Technique and Osso Bone Adjustment will be carried out as well help to reducing and releasing the pressure between our two spinal vertebras.
Treating the Heel & Knee –
Treating a bone spur inside the heel and knee area is different here in Osso Bone Care. We will first find out what is the cause of the bone spur. Example: A patient with misalignment on the spine may affect the uneven length of both legs, causing one side to have much more pressure than the other side.
Which is why after finding out the reason, we will perform Osso Bone Adjustment to realign and balance the spine again to even pressure level thus allowing the bone spur to slowly dissolve and disappear.
Many people tend to do surgery to remove the bone spur inside their knee and heel but in the near future, the bone spur will usually grow back again. Which is why we will focus on treating the root of the cause instead of temporary removing it with surgery.
If you are suffering from any of the symptoms as mentioned above, please kindly get yourself checked today by calling our phone number or visit us today!