Tag Archives: Spinal Degeneration

Yoga Bear

Yoga has recently become my new love. Wikipedia defines yoga as “a generic term for a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline originating in ancient India and found in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.” But for me, it’s nothing more than awesome stretches that feel really good.

One of the most important things a person can do is stretching. Stretching is essential for a healthy spine, just as flossing is essential for healthy teeth.

My iPhone has really made my life easier in a lot of ways, yoga included. They have some great apps (for free or $.99) that give easy to follow instructions for the yoga poses. I’ve been doing it for about 3 weeks now, and I can already see a dramatic difference in my flexibility and balance. But really, itĀ just feels good….and it feels good to feel good.

For more information, please contact me, Dr. Deborah Pearson.

Degeneration Of The Spine

What are the stagesĀ of spinal degeneration? They are just a quantitative way to describe the advancement of wear and tear (osteoarthritis) on the spine.

Stage I–misalignment of the joint

Stage II– misalignment with signs of degeneration–beginning signs of OA, bone spurs, disc degeneration

Stage III–misalignment with advanced signs of degeneration–moderate to severe signs of OA, bone spurs, disc degeneration

Stage IV–approaching total fusion of the joint–advanced signs of OA, bone spurs, severe to total disc degeneration

As you can see, misalignment starts the process. So visit your chiropractor today and get an ALIGNMENT!

If you’d like more information, please contact me, Dr. Deborah Pearson. I’m in the Alpharetta, John’s Creek, Roswell, Norcross area.