When elderly folks begin to hunch over, it could be for a number of reasons, i.e., poor posture or age-related muscle loss. Over time, hunching can cause inflammation while the body attempts to fix the damage by growing even more bone.
As a result, small growths called bone spurs can form along the edges of bones that are already there.
In 2018, two Australian researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland conducted a study published in the Scientific Reports journal — and the results are just now going viral.
The researchers examined 1,200 X-rays from Australians. They found that 41 percent of the subjects studied had a bone spur growing at the base of their skulls, just above the neck. But none of the participants were elderly; they were all between the ages of 18 and 30.
These bizarre bone spurs, one of which can be seen in an X-ray photo that accompanies the study, are being likened to horns. Some were so large that they felt like lumps on the back of…