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Physical Therapy And Bone Spurs

May 31, 2018 5:01 PM

Hey can any one in the Health Field explain how P. Therapy helps reduce Bone Spurs or Prevent them?

May 31, 2018 8:26 PM

Not a medical professional - If it does either I'd like to know how.

May 31, 2018 9:47 PM

Pt helps reduce the inflammation caused by bone spurs ( cold treatment etc) or pain resulting from bone spurs ex; ( doctor giving you a cortisone injection) but to my knowledge the spur remains unless surgically removed. Maybe someone who specializes in this area would have more information.

May 31, 2018 10:16 PM

Much Agreed 2redhot, and thanks Painwarrior, because I was getting kind of agitated , since I was diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease a year ago I have been taking PT 6 months assisted and 7 months on my own and inspite of my efforts I still developed Cervical Stenosis and Lumbar Spondylitis so I became discouraged because I worked hard but I still got narrowing of my spinal canal in both places I had Disc Degeneration so now I want to darn near Beat this dang Pain monster into a pulp😂😂😂. Because now I can’t rest for the pain, and my quality of life has begin to wear me out. I still work part time, 3 weeks a month but I’m no quitter so I’m determined to develop a pain management routine real soon

May 31, 2018 11:28 PM

Oh so that’s why the interest! 😲 I too have DDD, Spinal Stenosis, many bone spurs ( some surgically removed) And AS. Hear you my friend about the chronic pain. PT May lesson the pain, but unfortunately it returns. Wishing you the best my friend in your pain management program.

Jun 20, 2018 10:48 PM

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4464797/

"Imaging
findings of spine degeneration are present in high proportions of asymptomatic individuals, increasing with age. Many imaging-based degenerative features are likely part of normal aging and unassociated with pain."

Bony spurs don't = pain. Pain is created by the brain 100% of the time, even when you stick your hand in a fire. Your brain interprets the nerve signals and tells you it is pain.

Jun 20, 2018 10:52 PM

"calcaneal spurs are common findings in asymptomatic volunteers" - bony spurs occur all over the place and aren't the cause of any pain. Why should the back be different?
Answer - the above comment, it's not

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24814176

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