Phases of Degeneration
s we age, the stresses of daily life and activity wear our body down. This can cause our spines to degenerate, which results in pain, reduced mobility and even illness which prevents us from enjoying life and forces us into the role of spectator. For many who want to recover the joy in their daily activities, learning about the phases of degeneration and the means by which chiropractic care can correct the associated problems may be the answer. Chiropractic can fix many problems associated with subluxation degeneration and help senior patients feel years younger and healthier than ever.
The Phases of Subluxation Degeneration
Even if your spine was once perfectly straight and optimal, as you age and undergo the rigors of daily physical activity, your spine will degenerate. Vertebrae fuse together as the cartilage discs between them degenerate, creating a misalignment known as vertebral subluxation complex. This ailment occurs in four phases, with each creating progressively more difficult symptoms and health issues.
However, with proper chiropractic care, the patient can sometimes relieve pain and improve overall nervous function enough that they can still enjoy living life. This is true even at phase IV. If you may be experiencing symptoms of subluxation degeneration in the Mount Juliet area, contact Summit Family Chiropractic to schedule an appointment today.