Often, when we think of arthritis, we would think of it as an “old people disease” that causes swelling and tenderness in the hands and joints. However, arthritis can affect people of all ages and other parts of the body, such as the spine.
Spinal arthritis is the inflammation of the joints in the spine. The neck and the back incur the most damage. Some people refer to it as osteoarthritis, degenerative disc or joint disease, or subluxation degeneration.
The spine can start to wear down because of infection, aging, or certain conditions. However, an often overlooked underlying cause of spinal arthritis is a misaligned bone in the upper cervical spine, specifically the C1 or C2 vertebrae.
In children and teens, spinal arthritis may display as mild pain in the back or neck. Because of this, many choose to dismiss it as mere pain. Unfortunately, if left ignored, it can bring about a big problem over time.
As the body starts to identify a joint issue, its way of managing it is by stabilizing the joint. Calcium is tossed into the region where the problem exists, resulting in the abnormal growth of the bones and arthritis.
Here at Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California, we recognize the value of maintaining the proper alignment of the spine at an early age to avoid age-related health problems, such as arthritis, down the road.
If the upper cervical spine keeps its health, you can slow down the joints’ degeneration and prevent spinal arthritis. It’s never too late to visit a Redwood City upper cervical chiropractor and enjoy the benefits of upper cervical chiropractic care.
We use a safe and very gentle technique that encourages the bones to move back in its proper alignment. This will allow the body to heal itself and repair the body’s once damaged muscles and tissues. Many patients share getting relief and improving their overall quality of life after visiting us.Consult with our reliable chiropractor today.
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