By sylvanpoint93551892, Mar 14 2017 03:47PM
A bone spur, otherwise known as an osteophyte, usually occurs in joints or along areas of injury or inflammation. Bone spurs can occur from repetitive use in the shoulders and back due to work-related activities, injuries, and even high-impact sports can put undue stress on the joints. You may have even been told that bone spurs are a normal part of aging. I have seen hundreds of x-rays covering a wide age range and I can tell you that bone spurs are not conducive to age. A bone spur is the body’s response to help stabilize a joint or, as we are going to talk about here, to deal with excess calcium due to a calcium/magnesium deficiency. Yes, you read that right.
Bone spurs are the result of excess calcium that is unable to be absorbed into the bone because the body lacks the nutrients for this to occur. Some people, because they have kidney stones or bone spurs, mistakenly think they have too much calcium. They do, but only because it is being leached from their bones to deal with an acidic environment OR because they have a magnesium or nutrient deficiency which leads to calcium malabsorption. Without magnesium, calcium is left to deposit anywhere. Unabsorbed calcium will lodge anywhere in the body in the form of stones, arterial lesions, or bone spurs.
Magnesium is necessary to convert vitamin D to its active form so that calcium absorption can occur. Magnesium also stimulates the hormone calcitonin which draws calcium out of the blood and soft tissues back into the bone. Of course, vitamin A, B, C, D and E are important also, but magnesium plays a vital role in the process.
Bone spurs are calcifications. Bone spurs are reversible if you eat well and take care of your calcium/magnesium deficiency. This is good news!