Dr. Kaixuan Liu with Atlantic Spine Center discusses bone spurs, how they’re...
As a bone spur develops and begins to compress nerves and surrounding blood vessels, bone spur symptoms such as numbness, tingling, or pain may begin to set in. As the condition worsens, more severe nerve compression may result in muscle weakness and a loss of coordination.
A common bone spur symptom is numbness or tingling in the extremities. The location of the bone spur and affected nerve will dictate where you feel this. For example, an affected nerve in your neck will generally produce bone spur symptoms in your shoulders and upper extremities.
In very rare cases, bowel and bladder function may be affected as well, you may also feel numbness in and around the groin area. (an indication that immediate surgery is required to avoid permanent damage)
Endoscopic spine procedures can be used to correct many of the conditions that cause chronic back pain or to repair failed previous surgeries.- Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD President, Atlantic Spine Center Read More about Dr.Liu