Re: Hi, Question about Spurs
I think that it is possible to slice off the spurs, but what additional problems might this cause? It is not as simple as it sounds as the spurs are not bumps or rough edges on bones. When patients are told they have bone spurs, there is sometimes the implication that these spurs are the cause of the person's back pain. This is not necessarily correct. Bone spurs or osteophytes are an indication that there is degeneration in the spine.
Spurs grow for specific reasons. Usually they form as a result of some instability in a particular segment of the spine, usually the facet joints.
Have you had a recent MRI to check for other issues that may be causing your pain?