Proper spinal curves permit normal turning and bending. Openings between joints allow nerve roots to exit the spine without
interference. The edges of the bones are smooth and well defined. Equal disc spacing is a sign of healthy spinal function.
Loss or normal curves and misalignment restrict or exaggerate normal
ranges of motion. ligament and muscle strength is reduced. Even with nerve irritation and soft tissue inflammation, pain or
other obvious symptoms may not be present.
Years of accumulated
calcium deposition are now visible. Bone spurs attempt to fuse malfunctioning joints. Adjacent surfaces are rough and uneven.
Joint instability is accompanied by continued nerve irritation and disc degeneration.
After years of neglect, complete fusion has immobilized the joint. Obstructed nerve openings cause
permanent nerve irritation as soft tissue degeneration continues. This irreversible condition is usually associated with other
chronic health problems.