Laser Spine Institute Treatment Options for Bone Spurs

Laser Spine Institute has many different treatment options currently available for bone spurs, also known as osteophytes. If you have been diagnosed with the presence of osteophytes in your neck or back and find that conservative, non-surgical treatment is not delivering the results that you want, our highly trained medical team may be able to help. We specialize in a number of state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedures that can be used to help you overcome your neck or back pain, depending on your diagnosis.

Why do bone spurs cause symptoms?

Bone spurs are not really “spurs” at all but rather smooth extrusions of bone that can develop on the edges of vertebrae or in the vertebral joints in the neck and back. Most often, these growths accompany the onset of osteoarthritis (facet disease) as the body’s natural response to the loss of cartilage on the joints and the resulting bone-on-bone contact. The problem with bone spurs is that they can compress nerve roots or the spinal cord, and they also tend to make regular movement difficult and uncomfortable. There is no traditional cure for bone spurs. Treatment is designed around managing the symptoms that accompany the osteophytes while improving or maintaining spinal flexibility.

The minimally invasive approach at Laser Spine Institute

At Laser Spine Institute, we offer several treatment options to patients who are experiencing the symptoms of bone spurs. These include:

  • Facet thermal ablation
  • Minimally invasive stabilization
  • Foraminatomy
  • Laminotomy

While the specifics of these treatments vary slightly in nature, they are all minimally invasive, limiting the potential risk for postoperative complications as well as an extended recovery time. To learn if you might be a candidate for one of our bone spur treatments, contact us today and request a review of your recent MRI report or CT scan.