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Disc Osteophyte Complex - Premier Pain Centers

You must have heard about various spinal diseases; but do you know what the Disc Osteophyte Complex is? It is a spinal ailment when bone spurs develop and affects the intervertebral disk or spinal vertebrae. Bone spurs, also referred to as osteophytes, grow in the musculoskeletal system. It is mainly caused due to regular wear and tear.

What are the Causes?

You may suffer from Osteophyte Complex due to aging. Other reasons include deteriorating disc ailments like osteoarthritis, shock, trauma, injuries caused due to repetitive use, and being overweight. However, it usually weakens your backbone. If you suffer from this condition, your body generates extra bony lumps. These lumps help strengthen the spine’s physical integrity or restrict its ability to move.

Also, some people may have bone spurs in their bodies but never experience pain. However, when the bony structure inhibits nervous activity, you may experience many painful symptoms.

What are the Functions of the Intervertebral Disc?

Your backbone is walled by a protective spinal column formed of spines parted by discs. Hence, these discs have the following functions:

  • It shields the spinal canal

  • Works to absorb shock between vertebrae

  • Supports flexion movement of the backbone

  • It performs the ligamental and conjunction functions

How does it Compress Spinal Nerves?

You will suffer from Disc Osteophyte Complex when a sequence of bone limbs grows on multiple spines. It squashes your intervertebral discs and puts pressure on the nerves or even the spinal canal. When the bony branches develop around your foramen, it narrows the channel leading to spinal stenosis.

What are the Symptoms?

When we talk about the symptoms of this spinal condition, we get to see that you may not experience any signs at the early stages. When the branches grow and come in contact with the vertebrae or compress the nerve roots, you may experience pain. Hence, it may restrict your motion.

When you undergo nerve compression, you may experience:

  • Confined Pain

  • Pain Burning Out To Edges

  • Shock

  • Burning Sensation

It has been sporadic that this condition has led to the development of paralysis. Also, this disorder has different variations. For instance, bony growths may develop in the neck region and cause:

  • Headaches

  • Dull neck ache

  • Neck stiffness

  • Burning pain in arms and shoulders

  • Emotionlessness and tingling in arms

  • Weakened Arms

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