Can an injury cause a bone spur and a degenerative disk? L5 - s1 area

Yes. A . Yes. A specific injury is one thing that causes a degenerative disc. Age, wear and tear, infections are other things that can cause degenerative discs as well.

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I had a bone spur removed from my l5/s1 due to nerve compression. How likely are they to grow back?

Somewhat likely. By bone spur, i assume you are referring to osteophytes caused by arthritis to the facet joints of the back. Facet degeneration is a continous process, and over time, will cause increasing bone spurs. Most of the time, we can accommodate these bone spurs, without surgery. In some instances, the bone spurs will cause enough nerve compression, causing severe pain, weakness and numbness. Read more...
Degenerative changes. Are ongoing and given your age, very likely so hopefully your surgeon gave you a good decompression. Read more...

Ct scan shows mild right side l5/s1 arthropathy with a bone spur. It pops while raising left leg. Why is this?

Not correct. Right l5s1 arthropathy doesn't cause popping, which emanates fr. Subluxing same sided scroiliac joint ( sij), which does "pop". Reason right sij pops is inherently loose ligaments, which allow counternutation of right sij when stable contralateral hemi-pelvis, w. Non-mobile sij, torques en block; from a moment of force imposed upon the left hemi-pelvis by an elevated ; extended left leg. Read more...