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Osteophytes Cervical: Best way to Remove ?

ricksuerricksue Posts: 2
edited 08/01/2013 - 10:58 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hello Members:

I would like to ask a question concerning Osteophytes. I have
an Osteophyte at C5-C6 impinging on my esophagus, they
told me my MRI indicates it is 3/8" x 1/8" .

I feel it when I swallow. Also when I swallow I hear "crepitus" and
also feel slight "pins and needles" random areas of my body. .
This all happens just when I swallow.

My doctor told me to watch it carefully for changes. At this time, it does
not affect ingesting food, or air way,

What is the most well considered way to "remove " this Osteophyte, as it
may be also affecting the "nerve root." ? Can it be removed in a "Minimally Invasive"
manner, If so can you describe the procedure please, and risks. Thankyou all.

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