Your Spine and that Pesky Arthritis

Spinal Arthritis

Everyone knows about arthritis in the hands or feet. Okay, maybe not everyone, but most people. But arthritis in the spine might be a type of arthritis that not even most of those people have ever heard of.

Though, maybe you have heard of it, but you weren’t aware that the condition was a type of arthritis. Here is a list of names you may have heard it referred to as:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative joint or disc disease
  • Subluxation degeneration

Over time, there is a deterioration in the spine, which begins with a misalignment in the upper neck vertebrae. Those are the top two bones in your spine, also called your upper cervical spine, and it cane take more than a decade to develop.

Of course, it’s easy to ignore that slight pain, especially when we’re younger, but that slight pain due to a head or neck trauma, can lead to serious complications. Your body will try to stabilize damaged joints by splinting  bones that make up that joint using calcium to fill it. That calcium build up then causes abnormal bone growth, which results in subluxation degeneration.


Aligning Your Spine

To avoid that process, you will need to make sure your spine is aligned, especially your upper cervical spine. That means you will want to seek out the care of an upper cervical chiropractor, so they can examine your  upper cervical spine as soon as possible. They will examine your upper cervical spine for any misalignments and make any needed adjustments to align your spine thus reducing the chances of degeneration of your spine.

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Dr. Kurt Sherwood, D.C. is an Upper Cervical Specialist and Renton Chiropractor who has helped many people to find natural relief over the past 20 plus years. He is trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association and his Renton Chiropractic clinic specializes in correcting problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems including migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, and vertigo. More information can be found on his website at

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