Bone spurs

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What is bone spurs?

A bone spur (osteophyte) is a bony growth formed on normal bone. It’s usually smooth, but it can cause wear and tear or pain if it presses or rubs on other bones or soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, or nerves in the body.

Common symptoms reported by people with bone spurs

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with bone spurs

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (5) Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (6) bone spurs (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (2) bone spurs (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Insomnia (1) Pain (1)

Data from patients with bone spurs, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with bone spurs

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Brain fog Constipation 5 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
Pain (5) Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (6) bone spurs (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Increased insomnia
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (2) bone spurs (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Head pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Dizziness Drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Grogginess
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1) Pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with bone spurs, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has bone spurs on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 9
30s 39
40s 101
50s 161
60s 86
70+ 12
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 18
20-29 years 31
30-39 years 72
40-49 years 83
50-59 years 36
60-69 years 6
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

88% Female
12% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 319
Not Diagnosed 13

These charts show data from bone spurs patients who have completed their condition history
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