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what is the difference between bone spurs and osteoarthritis pain?

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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Bone spurs: Bone spurs may contribute to oa pain.
Answered on Sep 11, 2012
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