Cervical bone spurs
Cervical bone spurs are sometimes called neck bone spurs or neck osteophytes. They develop as we age, following injuries or in association with some disease processes. Bone spurs in themselves are usually not painful however if they grow big enough they can protrude into the intervertebral disc, blood vessels, nerves or the spinal cord and then become a source of pain via the irritation of these structures.
In general, bone spurs do not produce pain, however, they do cause pain in other structure when they grow big enough to protrude into them. Symptoms can be variable.
The treatment of bone spurs in the neck depends on their severity and location. For more information contact your chiropractor, physiotherapist or medical doctor.