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The Spine

Did you know that every single vertebra in your spine corresponds to a place in your body that affects your meridians? The autonomic nervous system is essentially a map of all these locations. There are seven intersections where nerves feed into ganglion locations and then send information from your brain to the body. The autonomic nervous system intersection points are not so coincidentally located in just the same locations as the Chakra system. The health or dis-ease of each of the vertebrae in your spine could affect major changes in your wellness. It’s very important to take care of your spine and as my friend Loretta told me the other day, most people take better pro-active care of their teeth than they do of their spine. Its an interesting thought to consider,  how well are you taking care of your spine, and furthermore how much of your dis-ease would be prevented by being more proactive with spine wellness?

Below is a diagram that outlines what each nerve root innervates and what possible symptoms may occur if something is amiss in each area.

Subluxations are a distortion in your structural system that interferes with your health. These subluxations in your spine provide the following clues in organ systems and body areas listed below:

Thoracic Spine

T-1 ~ Arms from the elbows down, including hands, arms, wrists, and fingers; esophagus and trachea; heart
T-2 ~ Heart, including its valves and covering; coronary arteries; lungs; bronchial tubes
T-3 ~ Lungs, bronchial tubes, pleura, chest, breast, heart
T-4 ~ Gallbladder, common duct, heart, lungs, bronchial tubes
T-5 ~ Liver, solar plexus, circulation (general), heart, esophagus, stomach
T-6 ~ Stomach, esophagus, peritoneum, duodenum
T-7 ~ Pancreas, duodenum, stomach, liver, spleen, gallbladder, peritoneum
T-8 ~ Spleen, stomach, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, adrenal cortex, small intestine, pyloric valve
T-9 ~ Adrenal cortex, pancreas, spleen, gallbladder, ovaries, uterus, small intestine
T-10 ~ Kidneys, appendix, testes, ovaries, uterus, adrenal cortex, spleen, pancreas, large intestine
T-11 ~ Kidneys, ureters, large intestine, urinary bladder, adrenal medulla, adrenal cortex, uterus, ovaries, ileocecal valve
T-12 ~ Small Intestine, lymph, circulation, large intestine, urinary bladder, uterus, kidneys, ileocecal valve
Sacrum ~ Hip bones, buttocks, rectum, sex organs, genitalia, urinary bladder, ureter, prostate
Coccyx ~ Rectum, anus

Cervical Spine

C-1 ~ Blood supply to the head, pituitary gland, scalp, bones of the face, brain, inner and middle ear, sympathetic nervous system, eyes
C-2 ~ Eyes, optic nerves, auditory nerves, sinuses, tongue, forehead, heart
C-3 ~ Cheeks, outer ear, face, teeth, tri-facial nerve, lungs
C-4 ~ Nose, lips, mouth, Eustachian tube, mucous membranes, lungs
C-5 ~ Vocal cords, neck glands, pharynx
C-6 ~ Neck muscles, shoulders, tonsils
C-7 ~ Thyroid gland, bursa in the shoulders, elbows
Brachial Plexus – Forms the radial, ulnar, median and other nerves that go to the muscles, joints and other structures of the shoulder, arm, wrist, hand and fingers.

Lumbar Spine

L-1 ~ Large intestine, inguinal rings, uterus
L-2 ~ Appendix, abdomen, upper leg, urinary bladder
L-3 ~ Sex organs, uterus, bladder, knees, prostate, large intestine
L-4 ~ Prostate gland, muscles of the lower back, sciatic nerve
L-5 ~ Lower legs, ankles, feet, prostate
Sacral Plexus ~ Forms the sciatic and other nerves that go to the muscles, joints, and other structures of the leg, knee, ankle, feet and toes.

Chiropractic care addresses all issues in your spine which will improve your overall health and wellness. I have become familiar with several amazing Chiropractors in the greater Boston area that I would highly recommend. There are different styles of chiropractic care, and I do not profess to be an expert on all of them but below are some amazing doctors of Chiropractic that I have personally tried and loved 🙂

Annie Jackman – Network Chiropractor
Performance Health – Bradley Weiss