If you are above 40 years, you could be prone to developing cervical spondylosis, an age-related disorder which affects the vertebral joints
in the neck.
Its rounded shape is designed to help separate vertebral joints
, relaxing discs and freeing up spinal nerves, which may help relieve symptoms associated with conditions like sciatica and back pain linked with sedentary lifestyle and disc injuries.
Variations in the distance between vertebral joints
and the amount of cartilage present may also have stiffened sauropod necks.
Blockages causing pain and troubles after some time especially occur in smaller vertebral joints
. Yet, blockages do not only occur in the spine, but also in all other joints.
Chiropractors focus on correcting disordered vertebral joints
, which include vertebrae and their boney projections (called facet ,joints and spinous or transverse processes), shock-absorbing cartilage discs, muscles, ligaments, and nervous tissue.
Pain may be caused by damage to the ligaments, muscles or one of the small vertebral joints
. The most common causes of back ache include bone structure abnormalities, poor muscle tone and a general lack of fitness, obesity, pregnancy, stress or depression.
An active chiropractic examination is needed to assess joint motion followed by gentle mobilisation adjustments to the vertebral joints
to free them up.
Inflammation starts at the edges of the vertebral joints
. As a result, scar tissue forms in the space between the two bones, making the joint stiff.
Variability and functional morphology of vertebral joints
The rationale for such an index is as follows: Increases in knee flexion have the effect of rotating the trunk posteriorly, whereas dorsiflexion of the ankle and flexion of the hip and lumbar vertebral joints
each rotates the trunk anteriorly.
Any rotation is limited by the vertebral joints
slamming against one another, leading to an irritation of these joints.