Spinal Degeneration

Spinal degeneration often begins with the first subluxations of childhood being left uncorrected. If left untreated subluxation and altered movement of the spine causes ongoing degeneration. This can lead to chronic chronic health issues. Spinal degeneration can be halted or slowed with regular visits to your chiropractor. When trauma occurs to a joint (subluxation or injury) one way the body reacts is to stabilise the area with the formation of new bone. This arthritic ‘splinting’ of bones is aimed to stabilise the injured joint.

Normal Spine

Normal Spine

Normal spinal curves and alignment of the vertebrae allows normal joint motion. Disc space appears healthy allowing normal nerve function. No degeneration is evident.

Proper spinal alignment and movement is essential for our health and wellbeing.

Phase 1

Phase 1

Loss of normal curvature and alignment of the vertebrae restrict or exaggerate joint motion. Ligament and muscle strength reduced.

Abnormal movement causes nerve irritation and soft tissue inflammation. Pain or other symptoms may not be present.

Phase 2

Phase 3

Due to weak supporting tissues calcium deposition and bone spurs attempt to fuse the joint. The surfaces of misaligned bones become rough and uneven.

Range of motion is significantly compromised. Joint spacing is considerably reduced due to disc degeneration. Nerve irritation and aggravation of soft tissues is present.

Phase 3

Phase 3

After years of neglect, complete fusion has immobilised the joint. Nerve openings have greatly narrowed causing permanent nerve irritation and soft tissue degeneration continues.

This irreversible condition is usually associated with chronic health issues. Adjacent segments will degenerate more quickly due to the extra stress placed on them.


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