How do I know if I have this problem?
Your body adapts to uncorrected spinal stress by depositing calcium into affected joints. As if the body is trying to mend a broken bone, it attempts to repair the malfunctioning spinal joint by joining the two segments together. We call this slow degenerative process spinal decay. Early detection of spinal decay can help avoid painful symptoms and permanent damage. Spinal decay worsens with time; if neglected or ignored, this crippling condition quietly progresses without obvious symptoms.
with some type of uncorrected trauma to the spine—a slip, fall, car accident,
learning to walk or even the birth process—can be responsible. The first
phase of spinal decay may be revealed as a curved spine or the reduced
ability to turn or bend. Other areas of the spine often compensate, starting
a chain reaction of health problems. The body responds by depositing calcium
into the affected joint surfaces, ligaments and connective tissues.
The purpose of chiropractic care is to locate areas of the spine that are not working right and use specific adjustments to improve its function and structure. This simple but powerful intervention has helped millions avoid the crippling effects of spinal decay.