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Spinal Degeneration (and why it matters!)

Posted By Dr Izzy Ryan  
14:00 PM




Degeneration in your spine can lead to loss of normal structure and function. So, what causes degeneration? 🤔


Degeneration is often referred to as “wear and tear” in the body. Over time this causes our joints, muscles and ligaments to fatigue and “wear out”. 🏃‍♀️ When we leave altered movement and tension untreated, this causes more pressure on areas of our spine and abnormal forces that lead to weaknesses and inflammation! 💥 🤕

1: The first stages of degeneration involves loss of the normal curves in our spine. At this stage some may feel symptoms of pain, however most people don't. 😊

2: Once this has occurred, our body then needs to compensate for these changes in the spine. Left for a long time, our body will continue to wear and tear and eventually start forming calcium to stiffen and support these weak areas. 😮

3: This degeneration also will affect the disc in between your vertebrae, as they will also wear out with the abnormal pressures. Pain and loss of movement, as well as symptoms of nerve irritation, are all common signs of spine degeneration. 💥🤕😫

What can you do to help your spine?

✨ Adjusting! Getting regular adjustments to help keep your spine moving and functioning at it best is really important! Adjustments help to relieve the tension that builds up from daily activities, and helps to strengthen weak areas of the spine. 💪

✨ Movement! 🚴‍♀️ We all know how important movement is for your overall health, but it specifically very important for a healthy spine. Pressure builds up in the spine when we are sitting for long periods of time, as well as sitting with poor posture. Getting up and moving once an hour is a good habit to have. 👍

✨ Healthy diet! 🍎 Having a balanced diet that includes Calcium, Vitamin D, and Vitamin C are all important in maintaining bone health. 🦴🐟🍊