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What does degenerative hypertrophic bone spurs mean?

Started by willibe on 12/16/2020 7:45pm

I'm a bit impatient as my follow-up with my doctor isn't until next week and I can't seem to find what some of these things mean. Does anyone know that these mean? It seems I have multiple herniated discs and a reversal of the normal cervical lordosis.

*Degenerative hypertrophic bone spurs
*extruded discogenic fragment

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I was just recently told I have this as well. Bone spurs are formed from arthritis. When there is inflammation and arthritis and bones rub together, it makes bones grow more bone, which in turn become"spurs" as they are not the original bones in the back. The spurs are usually rounded and not fraying so usually are not an issues at least until the start rubbing on each other or making it to where there is blocking movement. Can occasionally cause inflammation themselves depending on where they are in the joint.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bone-spurs/symptoms-causes/syc-20370212

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