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The Stages of Spinal Degeneration.

Lumbar and Cervical version. See cervical only version here.

Elevate your practice and patient engagement with the “Stages of Spinal Degeneration” poster, an invaluable educational tool designed to demonstrate the critical connection between spinal health and overall well-being. This meticulously crafted chart combines both Lumbar and Cervical X-Rays, showcasing the three stages of spinal degeneration, with a detailed anatomical illustration of the autonomic nervous system and its relationship to the spine.

The poster’s striking visuals and informative text not only elucidate the progression of spinal decay but also emphasize the vital role of proper chiropractic care in prevention, reversal, and halting of spinal degeneration. This indispensable resource allows chiropractors to easily compare their patient’s X-rays with the presented examples, fostering a greater understanding of potential spinal changes.

The poster is available with either left or right X-rays and either a classic black or clean white background. To further enhance your patient education experience, we recommend pairing this poster with our complementary “Why X-rays?” poster.

Discover the power of informed care with the “Stages of Spinal Degeneration” poster, and empower your patients to take charge of their spinal health today.

*The Kirografiks logo shown in the sample images will not be printed on your poster. Only a small copyright stamp with the logo will appear in one of the bottom corners.

Shipping: 4-6 business days for US, Canada, EU, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong. Aprox. 5-12 business days elsewhere.

Size-recommendations: To make it as easy as possible to find frames, we recommend sizes 12x16 in, 18x24 in, 24x36 in and 36x48 in for US & Canada, and 30x40 cm, 50x70 cm, 60x90 cm and 70x100 cm for European customers. 

Unsure what size will work for your clinic? Check out our size guide

The Stages of Spinal Degeneration.


Vertebrae are smooth, healthy and perfectly aligned.
The curvature is normal and there is equal spacing between the vertebrae.
The openings (neural foramina) between the vertebrae allow the nerves to exit freely without interference.

Stage I:

Lack of mobility/fixation prohibits fluid to pump in & out of the discs, thus the discs dry out becoming thinner and less supportive.
There is a loss of curvature and narrowing of the neural foramina which will lead to nerve damage.
Pain & fatigue are likely symptoms.
This stage is often reversible.

Stage II:

There is a significant loss of normal spinal curve and disc space.
Loss of energy and reduced height are probable symptoms.
Bone adapt to the forces and loads under which it is placed.
As a result, bone deformation such as calcium deposits and bone spurs (osteophytes) develop.

Stage III:

Cartilage and bone are degenerating.
Bones fuse causing joint immobilization – inability to turn, bend and twist.
There is irreparable nerve damage.
Constant pain and discomfort are common.
This stage is generally irreversible.

Receiving chiropractic care in time is key to prevent, reverse or stop spinal degeneration.


18×24 in / 45×60 cm, 20×28 in / 50×70 cm, 24×36 in / 60×90 cm, 28×40 in / 70×100 cm


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