Degeneration of the Spine
Studies indicate that spinal degeneration is very common among Americans. In fact, there are over 3 million cases per year in the United States.
Our spine, also known as our back bone extends from the base of the skull all the way down to the tail bone. Our spine has several vital functions. The spine holds up our posture and serves as an anchor for several back muscles. In addition the spine houses and protects our spinal cord. Our brain and spinal cord make up our central nervous system, which controls every organ, cell and tissue in the body. This is why it is important to maintain a healthy spine and nervous system.
Degenerative spine conditions involve the gradual loss of normal structure and function of the spine over time.The number one cause of spinal degeneration is joint dysfunction.
Joint Dysfunction – this is commonly due to a subluxation. Which is when a joint in the spine is out of alignment or motion between the joint is restricted. This usually irritates the nerves and muscles and causes pain. A subluxation for prolonged period of time can lead to dehydration of the disc. This will cause the disc to shrink in size and the body will send calcium to fill in the gaps. This process is commonly known as degenerative disc disease or osteoarthritis.
Joint dysfunction can happen from several different factors including; poor posture, slip/fall injuries, contact sports or motor vehicle accidents. Over the counter and prescription medication do not remove joint dysfunction, they just mask the symptoms.
At Divine Spine, we utilize the most advanced treatment technology to remove and reduce spinal subluxations. Our computerized adjustment system gently restores motion, corrects alignment without any twisting or popping of the spine. Our treatment methods have been shown to slow down and in many cases stops the degenerative process from progressing. We also utilize specific exercises and stretches to create stability in the are of concern.
We have had tremendous success helping our patients with spinal degeneration issues. If you are looking for a solution that does not involve drugs, surgery or twisting/popping then give us a call immediately.
On your first visit, you will receive a comprehensive exam, digital x-rays followed by a doctor’s report. We do this to figure out the root cause and location of your spinal issue and create a personalized treatment plan. Our goal is to go beyond relieving our patient’s symptoms, we strive to resolve the root cause of the problem and teach our patients the proper stretches and exercises to create lasting stability.