Mid-Back

Textbook Normal

Physiology ­­— Normal curves with equal disk spacing. No visible signs of degeneration.
Prognosis — Regular chiropractic checkups are recommended for early detection and prevention of spinal decay.

Phase One

Physiology ­­— Misalignment and malfunction with soft tissue damage and nerve irritation.
Prognosis — Return to near normal may be expected with appropriate chiropractic care.

Phase Two

Physiology ­­— Disk narrowing, calcium deposits, bone spurs, and nerve irritation.
Prognosis — Slowing and stopping may be expected with appropriate chiropractic care.

Phase Three

Physiology ­­— Joint immobilization, bone fusion, nerve atrophy, and scar tissue.
Prognosis — Slowing, stopping or decreased rate of progression may be expected with appropriate chiropractic care.

Lower Back

Textbook Normal

Physiology ­­— Normal curves with equal disk spacing. No visible signs of degeneration.
Prognosis — Regular chiropractic checkups are recommended for early detection and prevention of spinal decay.

Phase One

Physiology ­­— Misalignment and malfunction with soft tissue damage and nerve irritation.
Prognosis — Return to near normal may be expected with appropriate chiropractic care.

Phase Two

Physiology ­­— Disk narrowing, calcium deposits, bone spurs, and nerve irritation.
Prognosis — Slowing and stopping may be expected with appropriate chiropractic care.

Phase Three

Physiology ­­— Joint immobilization, bone fusion, nerve atrophy, and scar tissue.
Prognosis — Slowing, stopping or decreased rate of progression may be expected with appropriate chiropractic care.