What Exactly Are Bone Spurs?

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are small projections or enlargements of bone that grow on the skeletal body.  Bone spurs often arise from osteoarthritis and may also develop as a result of general aging and different spinal conditions.


Bone spurs themselves are not painful. However, when they rub against nearby nerves or narrow the spaces between the vertebrae through which nerves pass, they can cause pain. Symptoms of bone spurs can include:

  • Dull pain when standing or walking
  • Radiating pain into the extremities

Can They Be Treated?

Symptoms associated with bone spurs may be resolved with non-surgical treatments like hot & cold therapy, low-impact aerobic exercises (stationary biking, walking, etc.), stretching and rest. However, if issues still persist over an extended period of time the patented tools and procedures from the Bonati Spine Institute can provide immediate relief for bone spurs.


Get Help!

If what you’ve read about describes what you are feeling, allow our physicians and staff to review your case and verify if the Bonati Spine Institute can help you. Click here to discuss your condition with one of our patient advocates or call us at 855-267-0482.