The Association Between Cervical Kyphosis and Degenerative Disc Disease (SADD)


Spinal arthritis and degenerative disc disease (SADD) is a common condition affecting people today. This study from Chiropractic BioPhysics® is a model of the cervical spine in the Sagittal plane. The model predicted that alterations (kyphosis or reversals) in the cervical curvature (lordosis is normal) will increase the stress (force per area) acting on the cervical vertebra. In patients with reversed cervical curves, the stresses are 3-13 times greater than they should be compared to normal. This will increase the rate at which spine tissues will develop SADD.

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deedDeed E. Harrison, D.C., graduated from Life-West Chiropractic College in 1996. Dr. Harrison has developed and researched original spinal rehabilitation procedures and has lectured to thousands of Chiropractors in over 300 educational conferences around the world. He has authored approximately 100 peer-reviewed spine related publications, 4 spine textbooks, and numerous conference proceedings. He is a highly respected chiropractic researcher and authority in today’s profession.

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