SPINAL DEGENERATION: What is it?
Spinal degeneration is a term that encompasses a syndrome of osteoarthritis in several areas of the spine. Also known as Degenerative Joint Disease, this condition is common in the neck and lower back. Degeneration can occur at the level of the intervertebral disc and also at the facet joints, most commonly, both simultaneously.
What are the signs and symptoms of spinal degeneration?
???? Stiffness, loss of flexibility and range of motion, and sometimes weakness and radiating pain.
???? On x-ray, the loss of disc height, development of bone spurs, and loss of normal lateral curves.
The Chiropractic Approach to Spinal Degeneration
Since osteoarthritis of spinal degeneration decreases the mobility of a spinal motion segment, the motion introduced to the segment through a chiropractic adjustment has been shown to reduce pain and stiffness.
It has been found that individuals with spinal degeneration are also found to have instability in the affected spinal areas. Chiropractic adjustments to the spine can restore stability and lead to better postural stability.
Chiropractic is a truly proactive approach to achieving optimal spine health. Come get your spine checked today! You can book online at www.HealthyKnox.com or call for an appointment at 865-531-8025.