3 Ways to Remove Bone Spurs

Undergo Open Surgery

If your bone spurs are causing you excessive pain or other problems, you can have them removed. The most common method is open surgery in which your doctor makes an incision and then pulls back skin and muscle tissue to expose the spurs. He then chisel them down to your main bone. The duration of the procedure will be influenced by the size and number of bone spurs, but it usually doesn't take long to accomplish.

Is This an Emergency?

If you are experiencing serious medical symptoms, seek emergency treatment immediately.

Undergo Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery isn't as invasive as open surgery. Your doctor will make one or more small holes in the skin above the bone spurs. He will then insert a tiny camera into one hole so he can see the inside of your body, including the spurs. He'll insert tiny surgical tools into the other holes, using the camera to guide the tools he will use to chip away the bone spurs. In most cases, arthroscopic surgery is an outpatient procedure.

Try Natural Remedies

There are several popular natural remedies for removing bone spurs without the use of surgery. Taking apple cider vinegar each day is said to remove bone spurs. The typical recipe is to mix 8 cups of apple juice, 8 cups of grape juice and 1 cup of apple cider vinegar. Refrigerate the mixture and drink 1/3 of a cup each day until the spurs go away. You can try rubbing DMSO gel every day on the area above the bone spurs. You also might consider getting your metal fillings removed. Metal amalgams may impede proper calcium absorption, leading to bone spurs. Having your fillings removed frees your body to absorb the spurs.