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PHASES OF DISC DEGENERATION

Normal Cervical Spine

Normal curves and proper disc spacing allow normal function of the spine and nervous system.
Regardless of age, when spinal damage goes uncorrected, the body deposits calcium on the surface of adjacent bones that are unable to move properly.
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 Cervical Spine
Loss of normal curves and nervous system dysfunction result from uncorrected spinal trauma.

Phase Two Cervical Spine
Bone spurs and abnormal bony growths distort the shape and function of the vertebrae.

Phase Three Cervical Spine
After years of neglect, the improperly functioning spinal joints often fuse together.

"Normal" 75-Year-Old Cervical Spine

This 75-year old patient prevented Subluxation Degeneration with many years of regular chiropractic checkups.

Subluxation Degeneration is how the body responds to improperly functioning spinal joints. With early detection, appropriate chiropractic cares has been shown to slow, stop, or even reverse the early stages of this process. Ask your doctor to design a program of preventive care for you.


With early detection, appropriate chiropractic care has been shown to slow, stop, or even reverse the early stages of Subluxation Degeneration.

PHASE 2

Recognized 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.

PHASE 1

Usually seen as the misalignment and malfunction of the spine. Normal spinal motion, curves, and disc spacing are altered. The body is very adaptable so this early phase can exist without the warning of pain or other symptoms. If left uncorrected, the degeneration continues.

PHASE 3

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 will diminish one's quality of life.

Normal Cervical Spine          Phase One Cervical Spine         Phase Two Cervical Spine      Phase Three Cervical Spine     "Normal" 75-Year-Old Cervical Spine