Spinal degeneration is a silent epidemic that no one is talking about and here are the facts:
These are alarming figures and blows up the myth that spinal degeneration just happens with old age. That is simply just not true and we can no longer use that excuse. Is it true that the older we are the more likely we will have some sort of degeneration in our spine, sure, but is age or gender the driving factor? Absolutely not!
So how in the world does this happen, especially in 10-year-old kids? Well, if you’re a parent, or anyone who has ever encountered, or been a kid, then you’d know only too well that they spend a lot of their time falling over, scraping their knees and bumping their heads. Over time all those little accidents can cause the spinal bones to misalign or to stiffen up. Spinal degeneration begins early and is usually asymptotic and remains asymptomatic until it is advanced and more difficult to treat. It has been proven that spinal fixation resulted in spur and calcification formation along with dehydration of the disc and degenerative changes in the vertebral bodies. The degenerative changes seen were directly proportional to the amount of time the fixation had been present. Research shows it only takes 14 days for a spinal fixation to begin degenerating. If your teeth started getting cavities and degenerating in 14 days how quickly would you see the dentist knowing this? Don’t neglect your spine!
So, when was the last healthy thing you did for your spine? Can’t remember? The best time to start is now!