Wolff’s Law is the idea that the bones of a healthy person will adapt and change according to the demands placed on them. For example, if the bones are subjected to heavier and heavier loads, they will naturally reconstruct themselves to accommodate that weight. This is how bones typically respond to stress.
This law explains why bone spurs and degenerative disc disease happen. Where there is stress, there will also be an adaptation to that stress. This adaptation is one of many examples of homeostasis. Bone spurs on the spine do not occur by chance or by the passage of time alone. They are evidence of abnormal stresses that the spine is bearing due to improper spinal alignment. These mechanical stresses over time force the body to buttress unstable areas with calcium/bone deposits. Similar to calluses that form on our hands and feet, bone spurs are due to abnormal strain.
What is the solution? The restoration of proper alignment within the spine, especially the head and neck. Will this make the bone spurs go away? No, that would be very unlikely, but it can definitely aid in the prevention of further damage and degeneration. Proper alignment can help a seventy-year-old spine look thirty, while misalignments can do the opposite!