Bone spurs are usually best detected through X-rays, and the severity of a bone spur can be tested through electroconductive tests to evaluate nerve damage.
If your symptoms include pain, tingling, numbness, or loss of strength or motion in your arms or legs, you may want to consult with a specialist to discuss the best course of treatment. More conservative treatment methods are first recommended, which can include physical therapy, pain medication, or steroid injections.
Some of our patients at Alexander Bone and Spine Institute require orthopedic surgery, especially if the bone spur is pressing on the nerve or limiting your activity. You should consult with a doctor or contact us at Alexander Bone and Spine Institute if more conservative treatments have not alleviated your symptoms.