Phase Three Subluxation
Degeneration is caused by subluxations that have been continuing on
for between 40 and 65 years. This phase has all of the attributes of
the previous phases, only worse. The curvatures are abnormal, the
disc spaces are vastly decreased and changed. Calcium changes on the
spine are abundant in this phase. Normally, people in phase three
have a restricted range of motion and probably exhibit symptoms of
some kind. In phase three the vertebrae show obvious changes and
mutations in shape. Projections made of calcium, sometimes referred
to as "spurs or lipping", can be readily seen on x-ray.
Chiropractic reconstructive care for patients in phase three ranges
from 2.5 years to 3.5 years. This does not mean that at the end of
this time that any or all of the calcium changes will be gone. In
many instances the body adapts to the presence of the calcium and
positive changes can only be measured from a functional standpoint.
As before, if Phase Three Subluxation Degeneration is left unchecked
it slowly advances onward into the next phase.