Chiropractic Care For Spinal Anomalies

You are a rare individual with specific physical attributes. Despite what we want to believe, most of us are not perfect. Many people have spinal anomalies (hereditary or developmental abnormalities) that can cause a variety of physical conditions. Chiropractic care can be very effective in managing these conditions. Your neighborhood chiropractor, Dr. Jeffrey Roistacher can discuss your options with you concerning your case.

There are many spinal developmental conditions that can only be recognized with x-rays. That is why most chiropractors require x-rays before they begin treatment. While these conditions may affect the kind of treatment you receive from your chiropractor, treatment should nevertheless be affective. Some of the anomalies that can nevertheless be effectively treated with chiropractic care are:

Lumbarization or Sacralization of the lumbar vicinity.

The lumbar vicinity of the back typically has 5 lumbar vertebrae and 5 segments that fuse into the sacrum. In a small percentage of people the transitional segments Lumbar 5 and Sacrum 1 (the L5-S1 vicinity) may not form typically. Some people have 6 lumbar vertebrae if the S1 part does not fuse typically with the other sacral segments (Lumbarization). Some people have only 4 lumbar vertebrae as the lowest lumbar vertebrae fuses with the top sacral part (Sacralization). Either of these conditions may occur without the person already being aware of the condition except for back pain of an unknown origin. Chiropractic care can be very effective in these situations, but the chiropractor needs to aware of the condition to make the appropriate adjustments.

Asymmetrical aspects.

In the lumbar vicinity of the spine, the posterior portion of the vertebrae have joints that slide over each other to allow the back to bend. (Flex and extend} typically these aspects are in a transverse plane (the joint space runs from side to side). Sometimes these form in a sagittal plane (the joint space runs front to back). Rarely, one side forms transversely and one forms sagitally. (Asymmetrically) This condition will limit lumbar mobility and affect the way that chiropractor needs to adjust the area, though maintaining normal mobility in these vicinity is vital to continue health and prevent arthritic degeneration, which this condition is inclined.

Defective pars interarticularis (Spondylosis)

The pars interarticularis (pars) is the vicinity of the vertebrae that connects the body of the vertebrae to the posterior articulating joints (the aspects). The superior and inferior pars form the neural arch, by which the spinal nerves pass. In some people the pars vicinity does not fuse into one substantial bone to form the vertebra. This vicinity will nevertheless be connected by fibrous tissue, so it is usually not free floating, though is will be a ineffective vicinity. In some situations this vicinity does separate and becomes two separate bone segments. Chiropractic treatment can be the best treatment option for these conditions to stabilize the condition and continue proper alignment. The area will always be unstable, but by chiropractic adjustments the integrity of the vicinity and continue normal function of the vertebrae.

Increased Sacral Angle

This is a developmental condition where the angle of the Sacrum is greatly increased from a normal angle of around 30-35 degrees. An increased sacral angle puts more stress on the lower lumbar vicinity and the ligaments that keep up it together and can cause harsh back pain. If there is an increased sacral angle combined with a spondylotic condition, the lumbar vertebrae can truly slip forward on the sacrum (Spondylolithesis) and cause a very unstable and potentially serious condition. Chiropractic treatment often is the treatment of choice to manage these conditions.

Spina Bifida

This is a condition where the posterior aspects of the vertebrae fail to fuse and the neural canal does not form completely. This may leave the spinal cord unprotected and can cause sever neurological conditions. Depending on the severity of the condition, chiropractic care can be utilized to continue normal mobility and functionality of the spinal segments.

Chiropractic care can be safe and effective for many spinal conditions that you may think are not chiropractic situations. To learn more about how chiropractic treatment can help to manage many types of spinal abnormalities contact:

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