Phase 1 Degeneration
In the first stage of spinal degeneration, there is minor loss of normal spine spinal curvature and balance. The surrounding tissues of the spine such as joints, discs and nerves age more quickly therefor are continually more stressed. This stage of degeneration rarely is accompanied by any major pain. There is a good chance, by this point, that with proper care you can return to normal.
Phase 2 Degeneration
The second stage of degeneration there is often narrowing of the discs and potential deformation of the bones. Your posture, at this point, is often beginning to degenerate. At the spinal canal, the openings begin to narrow and there are typically aches intense aches and pains associated. Stress and fatigue are more common at this stage. With the proper care, there is a good chance of improvement at this stage.
Phase 3 Degeneration
Spinal degeneration during the third stage there is significant physical and mental involvement due to the current level of issues. Most likely, there is nerve damage along with deformation of the discs and bones. There would be a high loss of height and energy by this time. It’s still possible for some reversal.
Phase 4 Degeneration
The fourth stage of spinal degeneration, damage is permanent including nerve damage, scar tissue and deformation. The condition is irreversible at this point. The best option here is in managing the pain and discomfort.
If you feel you may be on the spectrum of degeneration, contact us today!