SUBLUXATION DEGENERATION is
related to the same process the body uses to mend a broken bone. The
body attempts to fuse the adjacent spinal bones together.
Regardless of age, when spinal damage goes uncorrected, the body
deposits calcium on the surface of adjacent bones that arenít moving
CARE CAN HELP PREVENT SUBLUXATION DEGENERATION.
If neglected long
enough, this splinting effect can result in complete fusion. This
worsening process is called Subluxation Degeneration and can occur throughout the spine. Researchers
recognize several phases of spinal decay:
Phase One (birth to age 20)
Usually seen as the
misalignment and malfunction of the spine. Normal spinal motion,
curves, and disc spacing are altered. Because the body is so adaptable,
this early phase can exist without the warning of pain or other symptoms. If left uncorrected,
the degeneration continues.
- loss of normal spine curve
- disc, joint, muscle, and some nerve damage
- posture is distorted
- less energy
- height may diminish
The response to spinal care is generally good.
Phase Two (ages 20 to 40)
on X-ray views of the spine by visible bone spurs and rough edges of
the vertebrae. Soft tissues, such as discs and ligaments degenerate from the
lack of normal joint movement. Again, pain or other symptoms
may not be present.
- increasing decay, disc narrowing, and bone
- spinal canal narrowing (Stenosis) may occur
- aches and pains are more common
- reduced ability to cope with stress
- height decrease continues
With Chiropractic, significant improvement is
Phase Three (ages 40 to 65)
A lifetime of
neglect may cause the eventual fusion of the malfunctioning joints. Atrophy, permanent
nerve damage, and soft tissue degeneration
are prevalent. Reduced mobility and impaired nervous system function, diminish one's quality of life.
- greater posture imbalance
- increased nerve damage
- permanent scar tissue
- advanced bone deformation
- beginnings of physical and /or mental weakness or
- loss of energy and height loss also occur
Some reversal is possible.
Phase Four (65 and older)
- degeneration of the cartilage and bone
- bone fusion, constant pain, and discomfort
- no permanent loss of height
- inability to turn, bend and twist
- physical and mental weakness and disability are
This is often irreversible. Chiropractic care may
provide symptomatic relief only.
Chiropractic care can reduce,
halt, and even reverse spinal
degeneration by improving spinal balance and posture and keeping your
joints, nerves, and discs, healthy and strong. Of course, the best
approach to spinal degeneration is to prevent it in the first place!
That's why spinal check-ups for all children and adults should be a
part of everyone's health care
Spinal degeneration is one
of the more obvious effects of spinal nerve
stress damage. In North America, significant amounts of spinal
degeneration can be detected in over one-third of the population by age
30. By age 70, it is present in nearly everyone and often in advanced
stages; it has been blamed for the
198, 000 cases of patients who are either bed or chair ridden.
Treated | Subluxation Complex |
Neck | Headache
| Back | Disc
Pregnancy | Kids