Bone spurs, also known as osteophytes, form along the edges of the vertebral endplates of the spine, according to the Laser Spine Institute. The body creates these spurs to support a weak spine. However, facet disease ca... More »

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony growths that grow on bones that are trying to repair themselves. Because the shoulder is a complex joint with many moving parts and a wide range of motion, the bones, tendons, muscles... More »

Bone spurs, or osteophytes in the foot can be caused by several things, including cartilage loss, tight ligaments, activities that put stress on the feet and pressure from extra weight or badly fitting shoes, according t... More »

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Right neural foraminal narrowing means there is less space in the nerve passageways on the right side of the spine than there was before, states Michael Perry, M.D., of the Laser Spine Institute. Foraminal narrowing, or ... More »

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Facet joint arthrosis, also known as facet joint osteoarthritis, is an age-related degenerative condition that causes the cartilage of the facet joints between the spine's vertebrae to deteriorate, as stated by the Laser... More »

Many people continue to lift weights safely with a herniated disk, depending on where in the spine the injury is located, according to Laser Spine Institute. Strengthening exercises are included as part of physical thera... More »

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Laser sciatica surgery aims to remove the cause of the sciatic nerve compression through either a highly invasive open-back surgery that removes large chunks of the spine and fuses the segments together or a minimally in... More »

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