Dr. Wang explains the causes of spinal bone spurs.
Bone spurs that appear on the spine are symptoms of arthritis. You can get a spur near any joint, whether it’s the hip or the knee, and the spine has so many moving parts that when you develop arthritis, the body can form a bone spur.
About Dr. Wang, M.D.:
Dr. Jeffrey Wang, M.D., is the Chief of Spine Surgery and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He specializes in all spine disorders in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar area. His research interests include gene therapy for the treatment of spinal disorders, minimally invasive surgery for spinal disorders, bone growth biological proteins, and biomedical engineering of non-invasive spine surgery using high intensity focused ultrasonic waves.