Bone spurs, also known as osteophytes, form bony lumps on the spine's bones or around the joints. These changes are natural and occur in most people as they get older. Most persons with osteophytes respond well to rest and non-surgical treatment, such as OTC or prescription anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) and prescription analgesics (pain killers).

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Even after ten weeks of surgery, why do I have neck stiffness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a level II disc replacement involving C4 - C6 and a Mobi-C disc surgery scheduled soon. I wanted to get your professional opinion on my CAT (CT) scan. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.comI have gone through all the bone window images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) of your uploaded CT (computed tomography). I found that the prosthetic discs at both levels are properly aligned parallel to the end-plates of the corresponding vertebrae...  Read Full »

What is the abutment of nerve root?

Query: Hi doctor,I am just wondering what is abutting and abutment of the nerve root means in a back issue. Please explain. What treatment is required for annular bulging and tear?  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. Abutment of nerve root means that the disc is touching the nerve root. Treatment of disc bulge alone is mostly non-surgical means. If there is annular tear, then you will...  Read Full »

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