Are you or someone you love suffering from bone spurs and associated symptoms? At Universal Sound Therapy we deal with all sorts of issues including bone spurs with our sound therapies.
Our therapy is based on frequencies, tuning your body to vibrate at the correct frequency is as important to your body healing itself or reducing symptoms you are facing. Our healing sessions provide your body with the frequencies that would be found in a normal, healthy body. Your system absorbs these frequencies and makes the needed changes to “tune itself” and start to heal. Our bodies want to be healthy and when we provide them with the proper tools they will do everything needed to do just that.
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Our bone spurs sound therapy CD’s help by:
- Decrease or minimal occurrence of dull neck pain or lower back pain upon walking or standing
- Has the correct frequencies to help your body retune itself
- Aligns and opens your Chakra system
- Opens and cleans up your meridians
- Helps your body heal itself
Short Description of Bone Spurs
A Bone spur is a bony projection that forms along bone edges. They are also known as osteophytes and develop often in areas where bones meet each other such as the joints. They may also develop on the bones of your spine.
Symptoms of Bone Spurs
The most common symptoms of bone spurs found in patients are back or neck pain as a result of joint inflammation and the back muscles also become tender.
Common symptoms of bone spurs in patients are:
- Burning or tingling (pins and needles in the hands or feet)
- Dull neck pain or lower back pain upon walking or standing
- Lack of coordination in part of the body
- Muscle cramps and spasms\numbness
- Radiating pain in the thighs and buttocks
- Radiating pain into the shoulders or headaches
About Bone Spurs
A bone spur or osteophyte is a tiny pointed outgrowth of bone. They are usually due to local inflammation like degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis or tendonitis. They tend to develop in areas of inflammation or injury such as nearby tendons or cartilages. They may or may not cause symptoms and those felt by patients tend to depend a lot on the location of the spur. Bone spurs are associated with pain and numbness, weakness and tenderness especially if they are causing irritation to nearby structures or tissues. They can be detected through radiological testing such as a plain x-ray, ultrasound imaging, MRI scan, CT scan and myelograms. The health condition is treated only if they are causing symptoms. The goal of treatment is directed toward lowering inflammation and avoiding injury when possible.
Etiology of Bone Spurs
There are a number of different factors that lead to the development of a bone spur. These are:
As we get older, our discs wear down and the ligaments get looser and do not hold the joints as stable as they should. What happens is the body attempts to thicken the ligaments in order to hold the bones together. Over time, the thickened ligaments begin forming flecks of bone. The thickened ligaments and the new bon around the spinal cord and the nerve roots begin to cause pressure.
Other risk factors are:
- Patients with disc and joint degeneration
- Injuries such as sports-related and motor vehicle related accidents
- Poor posture
- Structural issues that a person is born with
Apart from these, certain conditions can make it more likely for a bone spur to develop in patients and these include:
- Spinal stenosis
Osteophytes are much more common in patients that are 60 years old and above. Just over 40% of the population will develop symptoms and will need medical treatment as a result of the bony outgrowths.
Once the medical history and physical examination is done, the healthcare provider will rule out conditions that may have similar symptoms but different causes. Tests that the doctor may request include:
- Electro conductive tests to determine the degree and level of spinal nerve injury
- CT scans
- X rays to highlight bone changes
- Areas of the Body Affected by Bone Spurs
The most common areas where bone spurs occur include:
The Knees – Over time, the bony outgrowths result in pain, stiffness and reduced range of motion (how far a joint can move).
Hips — In this area, the condition results to pain and reduced range of motion.
Spine – When bone spurs occur on the vertebrae it can be a contributor to the development of spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spine in the lower back. This can result in complications such as pinched nerves, resulting in pain, numbness as well as weakness of the legs.
Shoulder — When the condition affects the shoulder it results to decreased range of motion as the spurs rub against tendons and muscles in the shoulder’s rotator cuff. This can lead to a condition called tendinitis, which is an inflammation or irritation of the tendons and a tear of the rotator cuff.
Hands – If the condition results in the hands it can form in the finger joints. This will lead to loss of motion and will give the fingers a knobby look.
Foot and Ankle – Bone spurs may also form at the back or bottom of the heel and are known as heel spurs. They could be painful and the patient may need shoe inserts, stretching or possibly surgery as the last resort. The outgrowths are also common in the mid-foot as well as the great toe.
Patients with a bone spur do not necessarily require treatment. If the bone spur causes only mild pain and is not always noticeable, the healthcare provider may prescribe an over the counter medication. Steroids can help by temporarily reducing the swelling and inflammation. Usually patients with bone spurs may have up to three steroid injections in the same joint in one year. There is also physical therapy that focuses on strengthening the muscles around the affected joints as well as the spine. This can also help the patient move in such a manner that prevents pressure on the nerves.
Bone Spurs and Sound Therapy
Sound therapy is a procedure that focuses on returning balance to the body. It is based on frequencies that tune the body to the correct frequency in order to create healing. Sound therapy has been around for hundreds of years and is used by many alternative treatment practitioners as a means of creating a healing environment for the body without the need for surgery or worry about side effects of drugs. It can be done very easily everyday with the patient listening to pre-programmed sound.