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What is a disc osteophyte complex?


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Disc Osteophyte Complex (oste = bone + phyte = growth -> "bone spur") is a condition where there are bone spurs or bony overgrowths on the vertebra. This is a normal occurrence as we age, but in a young person it can be caused by an autoimmune disorder or traumatic injury.

Symptoms include: frequent headaches, neck stiffness, shoulder weakness.

Treatments include: medication, physical therapy, surgery.
Disc Osteophyte Complex (oste = bone + phyte = growth -> "bone spur") is a condition where there are bone spurs or bony overgrowths on the vertebra. This is a normal occurrence as we age, but in a young person it can be caused by an autoimmune disorder or traumatic injury.

Symptoms include: frequent headaches, neck stiffness, shoulder weakness.

Treatments include: medication, physical therapy, surgery.

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