Disc osteophyte complex occurs when more than one spinal vertebra or intervertebral disc is affected by osteophytes, which are more commonly referred to as bone spurs....according to the report u posted, the spurs r pressing against the thecal sac. The thecal sac is a membrane of dura mater that surrounds the spinal cord. The pressure is over the nerve roots which will cause pain and numbness of the shoulder area, arms, elbows and wrists.....
For patients who experience painful symptoms due to disc osteophyte complex, a regimen of conservative, non-surgical treatment, such as physical therapy, analgesics (pain medication), or anti-inflammatory drugs, is generally enough to manage the discomfort. In severe cases or if symptoms become chronic (lasting three months or longer), your doctor may recommend surgery. Traditionally, surgery for osteophytes has involved general anesthesia, hospitalization, and lengthy recovery periods.
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