Anterior Osteophytes?


Anterior osteophytes are bone spurs that are found on the anterior or front of the spine or vertebrae. These bone spurs can be extremely painful and often require surgical intervention. Without surgical intervention, the bone spurs continue to grow and can even cause paralysis. Symptoms of this type of bone spur include pain that radiates down the back and arms, difficulty breathing, decreased circulation, and difficulty swallowing.
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Bony growths on the front of the spine.
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