Hypertrophic bone spurs, or osteophytes, are smooth growths on the vertebrae that occur with aging and spinal degeneration, according to Spine-Health. Bone spurs are a natural occurrence in most people over the age of 60... More »

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony growths that grow on bones that are trying to repair themselves. Because the shoulder is a complex joint with many moving parts and a wide range of motion, the bones, tendons, muscles... More »

Bone spurs on the neck are the result of the growth of bone on one or more of the vertebrae in the cervical spine, according to Spine-Health. Known as osteophytes, these smooth bony growths often occur with aging and are... More »

Bone spurs, also known as osteophytes, form along the edges of the vertebral endplates of the spine, according to the Laser Spine Institute. The body creates these spurs to support a weak spine. However, facet disease ca... More »

Bone spurs, or osteophytes in the foot can be caused by several things, including cartilage loss, tight ligaments, activities that put stress on the feet and pressure from extra weight or badly fitting shoes, according t... More »

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The lumbar vertebrae are five bony cylinders found in a person's lower back between the thoracic vertebrae and the sacrum, according to Innerbody and Spine-Health. The lumbar vertebrae are larger and heavier than other v... More »

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A tree fungus infects a tree by entering it through a wound or weak spot and producing growths such as mushrooms or shelf-like structures called conks. These fungal structures can appear on the limbs, trunk or root syste... More »

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