|Spinal bones have an abnormal motion or position. This can lead to trouble
bending, turning or twisting. This can cause the chain reaction to set in place the other components of spinal dysfunction.
|Improper spinal function can rub, choke, "pinch" or irritate the delicate spinal
nerves. You may feel pain, tingling, numbness or a pins-and-needles effect. The messages your nerves are sending may be altered or blocked causing dysfunction in
other body parts.
|When muscle function is impaired from too much or too little nerve supply,
muscles that support the spine respond in different ways.When nerve impulses are diminished, muscles can weaken and waste away or atrophy. When muscles are
over stimulated from nerve irritation, supporting muscles can become tight and may go into spasm.
|With spinal joint malfunction the discs, ligaments and other connective tissue are
affected as well. The soft, pulpy discs that separate each spinal vertebrae can tear, bulge, herniate or degenerate. Inflammation and swelling accompany the
accumulation of blood and lymph, causing a rise in temperature. You may develop swelling, tenderness or "trigger spots".
|When there is a malfunctioning joint, the body responds by attempting to stabilize
the area by growing new bone. Over time, calcium deposits can build up and become bone spurs or abnormal bony growth. Muscles, joints and ligaments show
signs of wear-and-tear which can lead to fatigue and a lack of physical & mental vitality.
Shows a normal curve and equal spacing between vertebrae. Disc thickness is consistent.
Shows an abrnormal curve and uneven spacing between vertebrae. Some discs are thinner.
Calcium deposits have created rough edges on vertebrae and are interfering with proper movement. Joint fusion is occurring.