Looking for bone spur treatment options does not necessarily mean you have to look at surgical or even conservative options. There is a third type of treatment — though not widely recognized by the medical community — that offers patients relief from the pain and symptoms of a bone spur in the neck or back. Alternative methods of bone spur treatment allow patients to find relief while using more holistic approaches compared to many conservative and surgical treatment options.
Prior to beginning any alternative methods of bone spur treatment, you should consult your doctor. Some treatments may have negative interactions with certain medications you are taking and other medical conditions you have.
Common methods of alternative bone spur treatment
Different methods of alternative treatment for your bone spur can include:
- Massage therapy
- Chiropractic care
- Herbal remedies
These methods of treatment are used to relieve pressure on the pinched nerve caused by the bone spur. As the pressure is removed from the nerve, your symptoms should begin to subside. While these methods of bone spur treatment provide temporary relief, conservative treatments are often needed in conjunction with alternative methods to help strengthen the muscles surrounding the spine and take pressure off the bone spur so surrounding tissue can heal. These conservative treatments can include weight loss, low-impact exercises and physical therapy, to name a few.
Other options for bone spur treatment
In the event that your pain does not subside after several months of alternative or conservative treatment, you may be recommended for spine surgery. At USA Spine Care, we offer minimally invasive spine surgery to help treat bone spurs and other common spine conditions. To date, we’ve helped more than 75,000 patients find relief from chronic neck and back pain. Contact us today for a no-cost review of your MRI or CT scan to determine if you are a potential candidate for one of our procedures.