The Natural Systemic Approach to Healing
Messamore Family Chiropractic promotes chiropractic methods and solutions that complement your body's abilities for self-healing and self-sustaining. The body's well-being and control come from the brain and its connection to all the other nerves through the spinal cord. When this system is not working right, there is often pain and other issues that arise.
Drugs and prescriptions only treat the symptoms of your pain and health problems. Chiropractors treat the source for effective relief and improved well-being. We treat more than just soft and hard tissue problems. We also handle treating fibromyalgia, allergens, insomnia, headaches, and more.
What Are Subluxations?
Subluxations are misalignments of the vertebrae caused by a wide range of issues ranging from a minor slip or bump to a car accident or any sudden trauma. A subluxated vertebra puts pressure on nerves and blood vessels, and this causes pain, numbness, and reduced function. When subluxations go untreated, they develop degeneration in the spinal discs. The longer this degeneration goes untreated, the more the surrounding muscles, nerves, and bones adjust to the degeneration and compensate in other areas (making the problem even more difficult to correct).
What Are the Stages of Spinal Degeneration?
Stage one occurs with a minor loss of normal spine balance and spinal curvature. The surrounding nerves, discs, and joints in the spine begin to age quicker and are continually more stressed. There is rarely any major pain in this stage. With the proper care, normal functions can be restored.
Stage two involves a narrowing of the discs and potential deformation in the bones. Your posture will begin to degenerate. Significant aches and pains will develop as the spinal canal begins to narrow. Fatigue and stress are more common, but there is a good chance for improvement with the proper care.
Stage three has significant physical and mental issues involved. The nerve damage and deformation of the bones and discs have occurred. There will be a considerable loss of energy and even height at this point. Some reversal is possible through care.
Stage four is the most serious, as most of the damage caused is permanent. This includes scar tissue, nerve damage, and deformation. The condition is irreversible and treatments would center around managing your pain and discomfort.