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Cervical Degeneration

Learn About The Phases Of Progressive Spinal Degeneration

  • Like a cavity progresses and enlarges until a root canal is needed instead of a filling, a subluxation also progresses. Unlike a cavity, however, pain may not be the only symptom, and most often isn’t the first symptom.

    When a subluxation begins in your neck, your cervical (neck) curve might be reduced or even reversed before you begin to feel stiffness and possibly occasional headaches. This is Phase I. When left without correction, progresses to Phase II which already has “mild” spinal arthritis, disc degeneration and very likely you will experience things like numbness and tingling in your hands.

  • By the time it progresses to Phase III, arthritis is severe, movement is greatly reduced with arm and shoulder muscle atrophy and weakness. If you still miss the signs, by the time you reach Phase IV, the bones of the neck become fused and correction is no longer possible.

    In my Palm Beach Gardens office, I have found this is a real problem for our “snowbirds” that come down to play tennis and/or golf but have issues that are hindering their enjoyment of these activities.

Phases of Spinal Degeneration

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