Bone spurs are additional bone material that your body manufactures in response to the breakdown of existing bone structures. These bin spurs can exert pressure on the nerves, causing pain.
Bones spurs can develop in people with arthritis due to the breakdown and deterioration of cartilage that occurs. When bone spurs occur in the spine, that can be particularly painful. The presence of this additional buildup in ligaments of the spine can cause additional material to become compressed and cause pain.
All people go through some form of degeneration as we age, but some are less fortunate than others when it comes to types of radiating pain that can occur due to degeneration of our bone structures.