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Are Bone Spurs in the spine TMS? PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by avik, Sep 16, 2019.

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  1. avik

    avik Well known member

    I need to do whatever I can to stop a friend from getting back surgery...assuming I am correct in my assumption.

    Its actually my very close friend's dad who has all the typical back pain symptoms: Sciatica, leg numbness, tremendous back spasms.

    His surgeon has shown him an MRI with a bone spur that is supposedly sticking into his spine and pinching the nerve.

    Ive tried to get him to see Dr. Ira Rashbaum in NY but the dr. cannot see him until mid-November.

    What do I do?

    Can anyone point me to a success story regarding bone spurs of the spine/back??
     
  2. birdsetfree

    birdsetfree Well known member

    Bone spurs increase with age and are a common finding when screening for other reasons. Many people who have bone spurs don't have pain. If a nerve is being compressed continually it will produce numbness that the doctor will be able to manually test and not just experienced by the patient. Dr Sarno mentions in Healing Back Pain that there are several medical reports of large growths in the spine that often produce no pain.
     

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