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Gallery of Subluxation Degeneration

Persistent subluxations in keeping with Wolff's law 1, over time, cause progressive spinal degeneration as a result of healing with abnormal mechanical stress applied to bone.

From "normal" the degenerative process starts with injury, (a knock or bump than can be graded form mild  to severe. Once an injury has occurred, the degenerative phases (stages) 1 to 4 begin

In Phase 1 is a misalignment of one or more of the vertebrae with or without soft tissue injury.

Phase 2 at C4 which 4 years later  in the absence of chiropractic adjustments, became more advanced.

 

 

Phase 3 and 4 neck joints - a close up view is shown on the right  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phase 2 Vertebral body also showing compression injury of the body it being squashed on the front margin (left of photo). Note the bone spur at the margins of the vertebral bodies.

 

 

T8 & T9 levels are Phase 3. Here the marginal regions of the  bones are forming a bridge between the vertebrae.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the absence of any bone changes or obvious disc narrowing this  Retrolisthesis is also classed as a Phase 1 degeneration

 

 

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Thoracic

 

 

 

                        

                              

                              

 

 

 

 

                              

                              

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lumbar

 

                              

                           

 

 

 

Reference

1 http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Wolf's+law

 

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SUBLUXATION

   CERVICAL

      Normal

      Phase 1

      Phase 2

      Phase 3

      Phase 4

   Thoracic

      Normal

      Phase 1

      Phase 2

      Phase 3

      Phase 4

   Lumbar

      Normal

      Phase 1

      Phase 2

      Phase 3

      Phase 4

RETROLISTHESIS

      CERVICAL

     Thoracic

      Lumbar

SPONDYLOLISTHESIS

      Lumbar