Dear Sounds Scary:
Both disc herniations and bulges can cause a plethora of problems, including bone spurs.
To understand bone spurs, let’s play Jenga: When a player nervously moves a foundational building block, the whole structure can wobble. Similarly, when a disc injury happens, the spine may lose some cushioning and experience instability. When the body senses this wobble, it compensates by recruiting muscles and bones to work overtime. As a result, potentially painful spasms and bony overgrowths called bone spurs may develop.
Bone spurs, spasms, and other disc-injury related issues all fall under the umbrella syndrome called Degenerative Disc Disease.
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