Last time we talked about what cause your spine to decay and as promised, you will now learn about the different Stages or Phases of spinal decay.
When you get a subluxation and it is left undetected and uncorrected ( which is very unfortunately the case with most people ), this will cause the spine to lose its normal posture.
This would be a Phase 1 spinal decay (or degeneration) and in your neck it is typically characterized by a straight neck or a neck with a reversed or backwards curve. The normal forward curve has been entirely lost.[flashvideo file=http://lifechiropractic.s3.amazonaws.com/08.20.2013.stages.of.spinal.decay.bi-1.m4v image=https://lifechiropracticcentre.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/08.20.2013.stages.of_.spinal.decay_.jpg width=500 height=305 /]
There is picture of the different stages of spinal degeneration.
If a Phase 1 is not corrected it will advance to a Phase 2.
The difference with a Phase 2 is now there is a thinning spinal disc and the growth of bone spurs on the vertebrae.
When a Phase 2 is not corrected this whole destructive process will affect more and more levels of the spine ( Phase 3 and beyond ) and the spine will inevitably end up fusing together.
Throughout this whole process there is more and more pressure and damage to your spinal cord.
What most people do not realize however is the spinal cord in your neck is a bundle of every single nerve fibre in your body.
So when your neck starts to decay, it is affecting every single nerve in your body.
And this pressure and damage to your spinal cord can result in a multitude of health problems.
All you have to do is refer to the Chart of Effects of Spinal Misalignments found on our home page to understand why.
Next time we are going to discuss what you can do to make sure this never ever happens to you or your children ( especially ) but in the meantime if you have any questions about this topic or any other health concerns you may have, all you need to do is give us a call.
Remember consultations are always free of charge and family appointments are always available because subluxations and spinal problems tend to run in families.
Our phone number is 905 335 LIFE (5433).
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