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Spine Degeneration

Normal Spine

Phase I

Phase II

Phase III

Phase IV

Incidence:

  • lifetime

Incidence:

  • birth – 20 years

Incidence:

  • most often 20-40 yrs.

Incidence:

  • most often 40-65 yrs.

Incidence:

  • most often 65 yrs.

Onset:

  • at birth or after corrective chiropractic care

Onset:

  • Usually a traumatic incident producing vertebral subluxations which remain uncorrected

Onset:

  • Phase I, a vertebral subluxation which was not corrected

Onset:

  • Phase II, a vertebral subluxation which remained uncorrected

Onset:

  • Phase III, vertebral subluxation which were not corrected

Histopathology & X-Ray:

  • there are no vertebral subluxations
  • edges and margins of vertebrae are smooth and regular
  • joint surfaces are not roughened and are evenly spaced
  • spine exhibits normal lordotic curve
  • disc spaces are healthy
  • there is no tissue damage

Histopathology & X-Ray:

  • vertebral subluxations are evident
  • nerve root pressure resulting in rupture of nerve roots
  • toxin production and absorption into surrounding tissues at site of subluxations affecting other nerve systems
  • normal nerve function is not possible
  • normal spinal curve is altered
  • minimal soft tissue damage at this point

Histopathology & X-Ray:

  • vertebral subluxations increase in severity
  • vertebral margins roughen
  • joint surfaces become rough and irregular
  • abnormal calcium production
  • bone spurs are evident at edges of vertebrae
  • discs narrow and show signs of degeneration, decay and dehydration
  • disc instability and collapse is evident
  • normal nerve function and transmission not possible

Histopathology & X-Ray:

  • beginning of bone fusion evident
  • massive advanced spur and arthritic formation
  • abnormal calcium production
  • soft tissue decay evident
  • vetebral deformity has reached major proportions
  • disc function is lost and discs are degenerated
  • poor nerve function, and neurological transmission is seriously impaired nerve failure has started
  • muscular atrophy and wasting of shoulder and arm muscles

Histopathology &X-Ray:

  • most vertebra have lost their form and function
  • fusion is complete
  • spinal form is destroyed
  • discs have completely degenerated
  • muscular infiltration with calcium calcification of most spinal ligaments
  • nerve system failure
  • nerve transmission lost
  • a terminal condition has been created
  • bone deformation
  • nerve death and atrophy

Most Common Symptoms:

  • none

Most Common Symptoms:

  • some stiffness
  • occasional “twinges" of pain which seem to “go away”
  • headaches and sinus problems
  • tightness in shoulder area
  • some numbness in fingers
  • pain in shoulders: thought to be "bursitis”
  • mild visual disturbances

Most Common Symptoms:

  • increasing stiffness, usually in the morning
  • numbness and tingling into arms and hands
  • pain across shoulders spreading into arms and hands
  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • muscular weakness
  • clumsiness
  • incoordination
  • chest and stomach problems
  • irritability

Most Common Symptoms:

  • severe pain (sometimes none at all)
  • greatly reduced movement
  • generally overall stiffness
  • atrophy and wasting of arm and shoulder muscles
  • weakness in grip strength
  • fatigue
  • spells of dizziness
  • visual and ear disturbances
  • face numbness and pain
  • severe headaches
  • lowered resistance
  • chronic sinus trouble
  • incoordination
  • irritability
  • vetebral artery insufficiency, which can lead to stroke
  • arm and hand pain and numbness

Most Common Symptoms:

  • little movement
  • chronic pain in most areas
  • complete shoulder and arm weakness and atrophy
  • dizziness and faintness
  • severe fatigue
  • numbness
  • headaches
  • failure of all organ systems is evident
  • untimely death

Corrective Time:

  • none required

Corrective Time:

  • 6-8 months

Corrective Time:

  • 18-30 months

Corrective Time:

  • 30-42 months

Corrective Time:

  • none possible; care at this point is given for relief and comfort only

% of Recovery:

  • not applicable

% of Recovery:

  • 100%, however dependent on patient compliance

% of Recovery:

  • dependent on severity and patient compliance

% of Recovery:

  • dependent on severity and patient compliance

% of Recovery:

  • none

Adapted from PROFESSIONAL DESIGN GROUP, 2349 Fairview St., Suite 304, Burlington, Ont. Canada L7R 2E3

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