I am sure this does not surprise you: “Your age is really the effect of your lifestyle choices.” Growing old is not a disease, but growing old with spinal degeneration is. The problem does not come purely with age, rather the problems gets worse when not corrected at the right time.

What is spinal degeneration, then? Spinal degeneration is lack of proper spinal motion, lack of spinal alignment, and an overall lack of spinal joint integrity. Simply put, in chiropractic terms degeneration is the presence of vertebral subluxation and nerve irritation.

Roger Sperry, Nobel Prize winner said: “Movement of the joints of the spine is analogous to a windmill generating electricity to run a power plant, more mechanically distorted the person becomes the less energy there is for healing, metabolism and thinking.

Mechanical distortion is easily observed in postural distortions such as forward head posture, rounded shoulders, feet that turn inward or outward, and anterior or posterior pelvic tilt to name a few.

In conclusion, spinal degeneration is not normal. However, it’s common and it’s aging you at a much quicker, easily preventable, speed. So what type of aging are you ok with having? Ultimately, the decision rests with you. Take your health and wellbeing into your own hands and schedule your chiropractic consultation and check-up with Dr. Alex. We are excited to meet you and become your trusted health coach.