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lumbar spine

I had a severe impact injury and although no bone injury was sustained the x ray showed marginal oesteophytes from L3 to L5 what is this and can this be a result of the injury
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Hello!

Osteophytes can develop if you are having osteoarthritis.

They can form with aging and osteophytes signify degenerating joint. Osteophytes typically develop as a reparative response by the remaining cartilage.

Depending on your age and if you have any osteoarthritis an orthopedician can give you best advice.

Take care!
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Osteophytes, also known as bone spurs,[1] are bony projections that usually form along joints.[2]

see website below for more information
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteophyte

Yes it can be a result of injury.
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