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Eaton Chiropractic Inc.

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8690 West Pahs Rd.
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: 219-872-5151
Fax: 219-872-0177

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Monday8:30am - 1:00pm2:30pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday8:30am - 1:00pm2:30pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday8:30am - 1:00pm2:30pm - 6:00pm
Thursday8:30am - 1:00pm2:30pm - 6:00pm
Friday8:30am -12:30pm
SaturdayCLOSEDCLOSED
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Subluxation Degeneration

Understanding the ongoing process of subluxation, and the effect time plays on the subluxated spine.


Subluxation

 

subluxationstill.jpgThis is a representation of one type of subluxation.  A subluxation, as defined by the Association of Chiropractic Colleges is: "A subluxation is a complex of functional and/or structural and/or pathological articular changes that compromise neural integrity and may influence organ system function and general health."   When a subluxation occurs it causes nerve interference in some portion of the body affected by those nerves.  The subluxation causes changes to the structure as well as the nerves.  These changes get progressively worse as time is allowed to work on the subluxated area of the spine.  These changes take the form of ongoing degeneration known as "subluxation degeneration".  By understanding the type and amount of changes, it is possible to reasonably estimate the time subluxations have been present in a spine.  Having this information is useful in understanding the time and effort needed for correction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Phases of Subluxation Degeneration  
Your Spine Degenerates in Stages or Phases:
 

  
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This is a normal X-Ray.  Notice the natural "C" curvature of this spine.  The natural curve acts as a natural shock absorber.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Degeneration Phase 1

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First your spine loses its normal balance. There may be a loss of normal spinal curves. Your nerves may be affected and the vital life energy that flows over them is interfered with. Also your joints, discs, nerves and posture and stressed as a result age more quickly. Surprisingly, there may be no pain other than occasional minor discomfort. Also present may be a slight ldecrease in energy and slight loss of height. This stages response to spinal adjustments is generally good.
 


 

 

 

Degeneration Phase 2 

xphasetwo.jpgHere there is a much greater degree of decay, disc narrowing and bone spurs (deformations); postural changes are much worse. This condition is very common (by age 40, 80% of males and 76% of females exhibit moderate disc degeneration). Spinal canal narrowing or stenosis may occur. This phase is characterized by more common aches and pains, fatigue and a diminished ability to cope with stress. Height continues to decrease. With chiropractic care significant improvement is possible. 
 

Degeneration Phase 3 

xphasethree.jpgHere there are more postural imbalances, increased nerve damage, permanent scar tissue and advanced bone deformation. Physical and/or mental weakness or disability begin. Also found in this phase are permanent loss of height and loss of energy. With care some reversal is possible.
 


Degeneration Phase 4 

xphasefour.jpgThis is the most advanced stage of subluxation degeneration. The postural imbalance is severe and motion is limited. There is severe nerve damage, permanent scar tissue is formed and the bones may begin to fuse. In this phase we find pain, various degrees of physical or mental disability, and continued loss of energy and height. By now the condition is considered irreversible, although chiropractic may give some symptomatic relief.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Office Hours

Day
Monday8:30am - 1:00pm2:30pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday8:30am - 1:00pm2:30pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday8:30am - 1:00pm2:30pm - 6:00pm
Thursday8:30am - 1:00pm2:30pm - 6:00pm
Friday8:30am -12:30pm
SaturdayCLOSEDCLOSED
SundayCLOSEDCLOSED



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Meet Dr. Eaton My name is Matthew R. Eaton BS, DC and I was born in Valparaiso, Indiana. My family is from a small town south of LaPorte called Union Mills, Indiana. When I was 13 years old I moved out to the Pacific Northwest with my father and there I graduated from Oregon City High School in 1993. I met my wife Cathy that same year and we later married in 1995. Read More

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