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Is surgery the only solution for osteophtes ?

Mom expriencing severe back pain because of the osteophytes some where near L4,L5.What is the best approach to handle Osteophytes... is surgery the only option... as most doctors are asking not to go for a surgery and leave as is ..but the pain is unbearable..she has pain in the knee as well ....
Asked On : Fri, 17 Jun 2011
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In this condition you have an best alternative in the form of homeopathy ,it will take care of the developing osteophytes and will check the calcium deprivation also.
take her to some good homeopath.
Answered: Fri, 17 Jun 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Thanks for query,
As osteophytes are bony projectinos from vertebrae due to degenerative changes in the vertebrae,
Nerves coming from canal get stretched or injured by the osteophytes passing through it and gives pain.
There is no option other than surgery and if pain is very severe you have to go for surgery.
ok and heave good health.
Answered: Sat, 18 Jun 2011
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