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Bone spurs on x-ray

I am a little confused and would like some clarification on my x-ray results. I've been having neck pain and stiffness for about 9 months and my x-ray showed "mild spurring" at C4-5 and "calcification of the nuchal ligament" at C5-6. Other than that, the disc spaces, facet joints and everything else was considered "normal". My question is, at what stage of the degenerative process do bone spurs occur? From what I've read, it occurs at a later stage of degeneration but if this is the case, wouldn't the x-ray show more advanced degenerative changes like narrowing of the discs?
I am 36 years old by the way and have never had any injuries to my neck.


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