Bone Spurs Topic Guide
Bone Spurs: A bone spur is an outgrowth of bone that occurs along the edges of a bone, commonly the neck (cervical spine), low back (lumbar spine), shoulder, knee, foot, and heel bones. The cause is usually continued stress or rubbing of a bone for a prolonged period of time. Symptoms include pain or loss of joint motion. Treatment depends on symptoms and can include medication, physical therapy, or surgery.
Ankylosing Spondylitis, Orthopedic Perspective Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammation of the joints where the spine and pelvis fit together. This form of arthritis is most common among people with northern European ancestry under 40 years old. The specific cause is unknown, but the symptoms include low back pain. Medication can ease symptoms, and sometimes surgery in indicated.
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