Orthopedic Services in Clearwater, Florida
Osteophytes Bone Spurs Excellence Driven. Superior Results.

What are Osteophytes?

Osteophytes or bone spurs are an indicator of disc degeneration which could be the cause of your pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in your back and limbs

Osteophytes Formation

Bone spurs or osteophytes are quit common on patients over the age of 60. Commonly misinterpreted as the source of a patients pain, osteophytes are often an indication of another problem. Degeneration of the spine such as spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, spondylosis or arthritis can all cause bone spurs over time by thickening ligaments that calcify.

Osteophytes are easily visible through imaging such as a MRI or x-ray. Patients who suffer from bone spurs generally feel pain in the neck or lower back, radiating pain in the nearest limb to the affected vertebrae, numbness, tingling, weakness and pain in arms and legs. Most patients complain about pain and stiffness in the mornings and evening or during excess movement such as walking for long periods of time.

Patients who suffer from osteophytes are first prescribed non surgical treatments. These treatments include medication, rest, physical therapy or injections. For patients who do not respond to these, surgery such as a laminectomy can be a successful solution. Surgery for bone spurs has a high success rate and can be performed as a minimally invasive outpatient procedure with quick recovery time and less risks than traditional surgery.

Patient Reviews

  • “Highly recommended! He and his staff both at Comprehensive Spine Institute”

    - Tammy M.
  • “Dr. Weber Found my problem in a few minutes where others missed it for years. Low invasive surgery corrected the problem with outpatient surgery. Highly recommend Dr. Weber and all his staff. Couldn’t ...”

    - Joe P.
  • “My life has been completely changed after visiting this center. I highly recommend this center.”

    - Kris M.
  • “Dr. Weber did Minimally invasive surgery on my cervical spine 3 years ago and I am still doing great. He did an amazing job and I have probably referred over 30 patients to him since then. I trust him ...”

    - Deborah G.
  • “Associates and assistants receive me with a smile every time I get to my appointments. Dr. Bansal explained the procedures clearly, detailed and patiently answers all my questions. He spends the right ...”

    - Geisem B.
/

Ready To Be Pain Free?

Fill out the form below and one of our Patient Care Specialists
 will contact you, typically within a few hours. If you are in need
 of immediate assistance please call (727) 300-2537. 
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.