What Is Spondylosis?

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2. Bone Spurs

As our bones are used, it is to be expected that they will wear away. Our body responds to this by creating more bone to help replace the bone that is lost. This helps to keep our bones healthy and strong well into our old age. This replacement of the bone will not always go according to plan, however. The body can sometimes overcompensate when it comes to reducing lost bone.

In some cases, too much bone will be formed in a particular spot, and this can cause growths of bone to begin protruding from the main structure. These growths, known as bone spurs, will sometimes put pressure on surrounding nerves and tissues. This can cause pain, immobility, and other problems.


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