Know Your Spine
Healthy Back Tips
Upper Neck, Upper Cervical Spine (C1
• C1 - Brain, Nasal and Palette Glands, Lungs,
Heart, Spleen, Kidney, Stomach, Liver, Large Intestines
• C2 - Eye, Sinuses, Brain, Nasal and Palette
Mid/Lower Neck, Cervical Spine (C3 ÷)
• C3 - Eye, Sinuses, Nasal and Palette Glands,
• C4 - Eye, Sinuses, Nasal and Palette Glands,
Sublingual Glands, Submaxilary Glands
• C5 - Parotid Gland, Sublingual Glands, Submaxilary
• C6 - Parotid Gland, Thyroid
• C7 - Thyroid, Lungs
Mid Back, Thoracic Spine (T1 - T12)
• T1 - Lungs, Heart, Parotid Gland, Carotid
Artery, Pulmonary Artery
• T2 - Lungs, Heart, Parotid Gland, Carotid
• T3 - Lungs, Heart, Stomach, Pulmonary Artery,
• T4 - Liver
• T5 - Stomach
• T6 - Pancreas
• T7 - Spleen
• T8 - Liver
• T9 - Adrenal
• T10 - Small Intestines
• T11 - Kidney
• T12 - Kidney
Lower Back, Lumbar Spine (L1 - L5)
• L1 - Large Intestines
• L2 - Large Intestines
• L3 - Large Intestines, Spleen, Bladder
• L4 - Large Intestines, Bladder
• L5 - Large Intestines, Spleen, Bladder
Basebone or Tailbone, Sacrum and Coccyx
• SACR - Large Intestines, Spleen, Bladder
1. Exercise RegularlyԨis does
not have to be anything overly strenuous. Something
as simple as a daily walk can make a huge difference.
2. Eat A Healthy Dietвoper nutrients allow
the body to repair itself easier
3. Maintain Good Posturere you sitting up
straight as you read this?
4. Stretch Your Spine Before And After Sports͊ This will also help to loosen up the surrounding muscles.
5. Don't Overload Your Backpack Or Purseҥmember
to carry it over both shoulders to balance the load
6 . Stretch Your Legs And Back After Each Hour Of
Sittingרether in a car or at a desk, stretching
regularly will help to keep you from tightening up
or injuring yourself further.
7 . Never Cradle The Phone Between Your Neck And Shoulder
8 . Sleep On Your back Or Side, Not On Your Stomach͊ This helps to keep your spine in line and reduces
the risk of hurting your neck while you sleep.
9 .Invest In A Good Chair, Pillow And Mattress͊ When you think about the amount of time you use these
things each day, it's worth it.
10 .Have Regular Spinal Check-Upsɴ's much
easier to prevent a problem than to correct one.
||Proper spinal alignment is essential
for healthy and pain-free living. When there is
a trauma to a joint, one of the ways your body
responds is the stabilization of the area by formation
of new bone. With time, calcium deposits build
up, eventually as abnormal bony growth. This arthritic
'splinting' of bones is nature's attempt to stabilize
the injured joint. If left untreated, subluxation
takes the form of ongoing degeneration known as
'subluxation degeneration' and can lead to chronic
health related problems.
As these x-rays show, there is a progressive degeneration
that can be halted, or slowed, with proper chiropractic
Proper spinal curves permit normal turning and
bending. Openings between joints allow nerve roots
to exit the spine without interference. The edges
of the bones are smooth and well defined. Equal
disc spacing is a sign of healthy spinal function.
Loss or normal curves and misalignment restrict
or exaggerate normal ranges of motion. ligament
and muscle strength is reduced. Even with nerve
irritation and soft tissue inflammation, pain
or other obvious symptoms may not be present.
Years of accumulated calcium deposition are now
visible. Bone spurs attempt to fuse malfunctioning
joints. Adjacent surfaces are rough and uneven.
Joint instability is accompanied by continued
nerve irritation and disc degeneration.
After years of neglect, complete fusion has immobilized
the joint. Obstructed nerve openings cause permanent
nerve irritation as soft tissue degeneration continues.
This irreversible condition is usually associated
with other chronic health problems.
|The term subluxation means minor misalignment
however the affects on the human body as a result
of a subluxation on the upper cervical spine can
be far from minor. In the simplest of terms, a
subluxation is when one or more vertebrae (bones
in your spine) move out of line and create pressure
on spinal nerves. Spinal nerves are the nerves
that come out from the vertebrae in your spine.
Pressure on the nerves can cause interference
with the signals traveling through them - leading
to numerous health related problem.
Chiropractors commonly recognize five
categories of components present in the Vertebral
Subluxation Complex (VSC).
- is where the bones of the spine become stuck, don't
move enough, or move too much.
Neuropathophysiology (abnormal nervous
system function) - nerves can become overexcited and
hyperactive. Due to the way the spine is engineered,
abnormal spinal function can irritate, pinch, rub
or choke the delicate tissue of the spinal cord and
Myopathology (Abnormal Muscle Function)
- is when over-developed muscles on one side of the
spine cause individual vertebrae to rotate and lose
proper function. When muscle function declines muscles
that support the spine respond in different ways,
the spine can weaken or even atrophy.
Histiopathology (Abnormal soft tissue
function) - inflammation and swelling due to injured
disc accompany the accumulation of blood and lymph
- causing a rise in temperature.
Pathophysiology - when there is a
trauma to a joint, one of the ways your body responds
is the stabilization of the area by forming new bone!
With time, calcium deposits build up, eventually as
abnormal bony growth. This arthritic 'splinting' of
bones is nature's attempt to stabilize the injured
Due to the intricacies of the nervous system, more
research is being conducted in the areas of hormonal
involvement, aging, immune system response, even genetic
consequences. The Vertebral Subluxation Complex may
be one of the most regular yet overlooked source of
Chiropractor are trained in identifying
and treating vertebral subluxations.This is done through
a series of chiropractic adjustments specifically
designed to correct the vertebral subluxations in
your spine. Chiropractors are the only professionals
who undergo years of training to be the experts at