What Happens with Degeneration?

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Vertebral Chart Information

Most of us received our first Vertebral Subluxation during the birthing process, the twisting and pulling through the birthing canal creates a C1 subluxation. If left untreated, subluxation will worsen to the point of Vertebral Subluxation Degeneration.

The pictures shown in the chart above are of the various stages of Vertebral Subluxation Degeneration or Disc Degeneration.
Everyday natural occurrences such as turning your neck to cradle a phone, jumping on a trampoline, or possibly a previous back injury or neck injury, will cause Vertebral subluxation.
h2-128Vertebral Subluxation Degeneration is no simple matter, and could lead to serious spinal damage in the future. Thus, check-ups are recommended to maintain and prevent future degeneration. The normal “textbook” spine is aligned correctly and is without signs of degeneration or subluxation.
  • Phase I is slightly more severe, as damage has been done to the soft tissue and misalignment has occurred. With regular chiropractic care, near normal spinal correction may be obtained.
  • Phase II physiologically is quite degenerated, with disc narrowing, bone spurs, and nerve irritation. Fusing of vertebral bones is a possibility at this stage and should be checked and care started immediately by a Chiropractor to slow the process and begin the improvement of the degeneration.
  • Phase III is when joints have immobilized, bone has fusion, and extensive scar tissue has formed. With the correct chiropractic care, there is a good chance that the process of degeneration may be slowed or stopped.
  • Phase IV is complete fusion of vertebrae. With continual chiropractic care, further effects can be prevented or stopped.

h2-269Dr. Sammy Hardin has been a licensed chiropractor since 2001. He is trained in over 10 modalities of chiropractic and is licensed in acupuncture. He sees patients from newborns just a few days old to people in their 90s.  H2 Chiropractic is conveniently located in McKinney, TX near Hwy 75 and University Ave (Hwy 380).

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