Explaining the Spine Degeneration Process: Chiropractic Plus Newcastle, NSWJune 20, 2018 7:58 am
Although spine degeneration is quite common especially as you get older, it is not a natural part of the ageing process and can actually be prevented.
Spine degeneration is more commonly known as degenerative disc disease. It is a condition that involves gradual loss in the normal structure and function of the spine over time. When a vertebrae is not fully functioning (Chiropractors call this a subluxation) and is left untreated for a long period of time, the spinal discs begin to disintegrate, form bone spurs and eventually the spine may fuse.
The trouble with spine degeneration is that it can go unnoticed for a very long time without any signs or symptoms. Often once you do start seeing symptoms such as pain, limited body motion or deformation of the spine, the disease can be quite progressed and the damage may be irreversible.
It is important to have your spine checked regularly to ensure optimum health in the future. Degenerative disc disease can easily be detected by an X-ray and, if needed, an MRI to get a clear view of the spinal canal space, discs and nerves.
At Chiropractic Plus, we believe that a healthy spine is the key to a healthy life.