Your spinal bones begin to deform; your discs swell, they shrink; your ligaments, tendons and muscles begin to harden and weaken; and your entire spinal column loses its balance, flexibility, stability and strength. What is happening? Your spine is degenerating. In addition to spinal damage, your nerves, body chemistry and internal organs can also be affected. Spinal degeneration leads to less overall ability to adapt to the pressures of life; you lose the spring in your step and the youth in your being; you lose height as your spinal structures shrink.
Loss of Height
Most people believe they lose height when they get "old". Does that mean that at age 65 you wake up and find yourself shorter? Of course not. The loss of height is silent, slow and gradual, and may begin in your 20's and 30's!
What Causes Spinal Degeneration?
Spinal degeneration is usually caused by years of long-standing vertebral subluxations in your spine. What are vertebral subluxations?
Spinal stress often causes the spinal vertebrae to shift from their proper places. The vertebrae become misaligned and irritate the surrounding nerves, bones, discs, ligaments and other soft tissue causing them to age and deteriorate.
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