But the growth is indeed taking place in youth, when before it was only found in old people. Something is changing and something is definitely causing the change. According to the research, “mechanical load” is responsible for the bone spurs, which may or may not include the usage of technology for long periods of time. However, this is only an assumption made by scientists for a potential study.
This horn-like bone spur has been found in over 40% of people between the ages of 18-29 and it is pretty shocking. Another possible cause for the same issue could be bad posture. It is already known that bad body posture affects the shape of our skeletal structure. Maybe in some young adults, the neck and spine have become so inflamed, that the body is growing new bones to support them.