spinal alignment is essential for healthy and pain-free living. When
there is a trauma to a joint, one of the ways your body responds is the stabilization
of the area by formation of new bone. With time, calcium deposits build
up, eventually as abnormal bony growth. This arthritic 'splinting' of
bones is nature's attempt to stabilize the injured joint. If left
untreated, subluxation takes
the form of ongoing degeneration known as 'subluxation degeneration' and
can lead to chronic health related problems.
As these x-rays show, there is a progressive degeneration that can be halted,
or slowed, with proper chiropractic care.
Proper spinal curves permit normal turning and bending. Openings between
joints allow nerve roots to exit the spine without interference. The edges
of the bones are smooth and well defined. Equal disc spacing is a sign
of healthy spinal function.
Loss or normal curves and misalignment restrict or exaggerate normal ranges
of motion. ligament and muscle strength is reduced. Even with nerve irritation
and soft tissue inflammation, pain or other obvious symptoms may not be
Years of accumulated calcium deposition are now visible. Bone spurs attempt
to fuse malfunctioning joints. Adjacent surfaces are rough and uneven.
Joint instability is accompanied by continued nerve irritation and disc
After years of neglect, complete fusion has immobilized the joint. Obstructed
nerve openings cause permanent nerve irritation as soft tissue degeneration
continues. This irreversible condition is usually associated with other
chronic health problems.