Understanding Bone Spurs

Bone spurs can cause chronic pain and other issues if not addressed. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to identify pain related to bone spurs until the condition becomes severe. That's why our chiropractic team at Balanced Health Medical in Midtown Manhattan can help. We are committed to providing patients optimal relief from whatever pain or discomfort they may be experiencing.  

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What are Bone Spurs?

Bone spurs are also known as osteophytes and form on your joints and spine. They grow along the edge of other bones. Bone spurs can be found on bones all over your body, although some areas are more common than others.

Causes of Bone Spurs

The most common cause of bone spurs is damage to the joints from osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis destroys cartilage at the end of your bones. Your body's way to repair this damage is by making bone spurs in these areas of the bones. Other causes of bone spurs include:

  • Disease
  • Injuries
  • Diet
  • Genes
  • Overuse
  • Obesity

Individuals with arthritis have a higher chance of developing bone spurs.

Symptoms of Bone Spurs

There are various symptoms based on where the bone spurs are located. Some symptoms include loss of motion and pain in the joints. However, most patients show no symptoms and find out they have bone spurs through x-ray testing. 

Common places where bone spurs occur include the hips, knee, and spine. These areas may be in pain and have limited movement when bone spurs grow along the joints. For example, bending the knee can be painful when bone spurs are located in this joint. Bone spurs in the hip can make it hard to move this area of the body. Bone spurs located on the spine can cause arms and legs to feel numb or weak.

How a Chiropractic Team Can Help

Our chiropractors can help reduce pain and increase your range of motion caused by bone spurs. Once an appointment is made and we evaluate your current condition and medical history, we can create a treatment plan unique to your needs. This plan may include chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, and more.

Gently adjusting the spine and neck for proper realignment can relieve pressure from muscles and other soft tissues. We can reduce your pain and help increase your range of motion in the affected areas of the body.

Contact Us for Quality Chiropractic Care in 10022 and 10036

Contact us at Balanced Health Medical today to find out how our Manhattan chiropractors can provide natural pain relief from your bone spurs. Our dedicated and professional staff is ready to help you live pain-free. Call us at 212-755-1717 or contact us through our website to schedule your first consultation. Learn more about how bone spurs no longer have to hold you back from living your best life. 

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