Other spine conditions and disorders:
- Ankylosing spondylitis.
- Back pain.
- Basilar invagination, basilar impression, and cranial settling.
- Chronic spine and back pain.
- Neck pain.
- Osteoporosis and vertebral fractures.
- Scheuermann’s kyphosis.
What are the diseases of the spine?
These include various diseases of the back or spine (“dorso-“), such as kyphosis. Dorsalgia refers to back pain. Some other spinal diseases include spinal muscular atrophy, ankylosing spondylitis, lumbar spinal stenosis, spina bifida, spinal tumors, osteoporosis and cauda equina syndrome.
What causes degenerative disc disease in the neck?
Cervical degenerative disc disease is a common cause of neck pain and radiating arm pain. It develops when one or more of the cushioning discs in the cervical spine starts to break down due to wear and tear. Injury may also accelerate and sometimes cause the development of the degenerative changes.
Can you become paralyzed from degenerative disc disease?
If the disc herniates in the direction of the spinal cord or nerve root, it can cause neurologic compromise. Disc herniations in the cervical spine can be serious. If significant enough, they can cause paralysis of both the upper and lower extremities, though this is extremely rare.
Can my neck degeneration be reversed?
No, your chiropractor cannot reverse cervical disc degeneration. But don’t stop reading just yet. That doesn’t mean that conservative treatment can’t significantly reduce your pain and improve your quality of life. Cervical disc degeneration results from the normal aging process in the discs between our vertebrae.