Joint dysfunction occurs when joints become stiff and full movement is restricted. It can be caused by an injury, poor posture, overuse/underuse of a joint, muscle imbalance, as well as many other factors. Like arthritis, joint dysfunction can cause pain in the joint and surrounding tissue, and can cause problems in other parts of the body due to over compensation.
When joint dysfunction occurs, it is usually decreased mobility (fixation). Left untreated it can develop into joint degeneration because of the lack of nutrients being supplied to that joint. In the spine it is called Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD).
The DDD is most often seen when past injuries have gone untreated. This can occur anywhere in the spine, but is most often seen in the cervical and lumbar spine.
We can properly diagnosis this condition and provide relief using specific adjustments for the affected joint. The main goal here is to restore mobility and the pain will take care of itself.