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LLPLUV
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   Posted 7/4/2009 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Sorry I have been gone for two days.  My kidneys decided to act up alot.
 
Ok some of you know my husband has alot of issues going on.  I had made him 3 different appointments with specialists.  1st appointment came and went.  He had xrays of his ribs and back.
 
It showed bone spurs on his spine.  She is very concerned with this.  It has nothing to do with what we were looking at but she says this condition can cause many different issues.  Pinched nerves, pain are the two she brought up but did go any further.
 
So what are bone spurs?  Does anyone know what complications can they cause?
 
Laurie
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


PAlady
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   Posted 7/4/2009 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Laurie,
I think they're just little bony growths, but don't quote me on that! I know I've got some in my neck. I'm not sure about all the complications, though.

PaLady

straydog
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   Posted 7/4/2009 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   

Bone spurs can very painfull for people as the dr said and yes they can cause a pinched nerve. I know alot of surgeons will not touch them-then some will. Its a real mixed bag. From what little I know of them I understand from reading on MRI reports. A client we had once, had terrible arthritis in his neck the report read arthritic bony spurs, the neurosurgeon said it was like a build up of calcium deposits forming a spur. I know of people getting heel spurs too and they are very painful. Usually the drs leave them alone unless they are pinching on a nerve, its just a surgery they tend not to do if its just spurring going on.

 


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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 7/4/2009 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Laurie,
 
    *huggs*
 
     A friend has bone spurrs on his spine aswell. But! only a few located in lower back had to be removed. I don't know why only those. His recovery time was very fast after surgery. about 2mos to get back to normal (He is unusually strong willed thou) routeen.
 
 *huggs*
dani
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And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


White Beard
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   Posted 7/5/2009 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
LLPLUV
 
I have bone spurs or (Osteophytes) at T8/9 on one side and T7/8 on the other, and couple in my neck Cervical area. They can cause pain and problems if they impinge upon a nerve, they are more common with arthritis. You might want to try googling " bone spurs" or "osteophytes" there are some pretty good explanations available. I can tell you first hand they can cause some problems!
 
I do hope you get to feeling better Laurie, and also your Husband!
 
Take care!
 
White Beard
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


LLPLUV
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   Posted 7/6/2009 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you everyone...

My husband is a stubborn cookie. We would of never known about them if he hadn't reinjured a rib. At one of this drs appt he brought up he thinks he rebroke his rib from 3 yrs ago. So they xrayed it.

One thing I have learned is people experience pain on so many different levels. It takes ALOT for him to react to pain. On the other hand I react at lower levels. I work 40 hours and I feel REALLY bad he works 70 hrs a week and only starts to hurt after 55 to 60. I take pain meds and he rarely does.

Bones spurs are the least of our problems but I will google them so when and if they act up we will be able to possibly point to them as a cause.

Once again thank you all for responding

Laurie
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all

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