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The Effects of Misaligned Vertebrae


When vertebrae and intervertebral discs are not properly aligned, it can cause irritation and disorders in tissues, bones, organs, and their functioning. Here’s how specific misalignments in different parts of the spine can affect your health:

Cervical Vertebrae (Neck)

  • C1 (Atlas): Affects blood supply to the head, immune system coordination, vision, balance, brain, and inner and middle ear. Misalignment can cause headaches, nervousness, insomnia, head colds, high blood pressure, migraines, and dizziness.
  • C2 (Axis): Affects eyes, ears, sinuses, tongue, and forehead. Issues can lead to sinus trouble, allergies, visual disturbances, and earaches.
  • C3: Affects cheeks, outer ear, face bones, teeth, and the trigeminal nerve, potentially causing neuralgia, facial pain, and acne.
  • C4: Affects the nose, lips, mouth, and eustachian tubes, potentially causing hearing loss, adenoids, and sinus issues.
  • C5: Affects vocal cords, neck glands, and the pharynx, potentially causing laryngitis, hoarseness, and throat conditions.
  • C6: Affects neck muscles and shoulders, potentially causing stiff neck, upper arm pain, tonsillitis, and whooping cough.
  • C7: Affects the thyroid gland, shoulder bursae, and elbow, potentially causing bursitis, colds, and thyroid conditions.

Thoracic Vertebrae (Upper Back)

  • T1: Affects arms from the elbows down, including hands, wrists, and fingers, potentially causing asthma, cough, and difficulty breathing.
  • T2: Affects heart and coronary arteries, potentially causing functional heart conditions and chest pain.
  • T3: Affects lungs and bronchial tubes, potentially causing bronchitis, pleurisy, pneumonia, and influenza.
  • T4: Affects gallbladder, potentially causing gallbladder conditions.
  • T5: Affects liver, solar plexus, and blood, potentially causing liver conditions, blood pressure problems, and anemia.
  • T6: Affects the stomach, potentially causing stomach troubles, nervous stomach, indigestion, and heartburn.
  • T7: Affects pancreas and duodenum, potentially causing ulcers and diabetes.
  • T8: Affects spleen, potentially causing lowered resistance.
  • T9: Affects adrenal glands, potentially causing allergies and hives.
  • T10: Affects kidneys, potentially causing kidney troubles and hardening of the arteries.
  • T11: Affects kidneys and ureters, potentially causing skin conditions like eczema and acne.
  • T12: Affects small intestine and lymph circulation, potentially causing rheumatism and sterility.

Lumbar Vertebrae (Lower Back)

  • L1: Affects large intestines and inguinal rings, potentially causing constipation and diarrhea.
  • L2: Affects appendix, abdomen, and upper leg, potentially causing cramps and breathing difficulties.
  • L3: Affects sex organs, uterus, bladder, and knees, potentially causing bladder troubles, menstrual troubles, miscarriages, and knee pain.
  • L4: Affects prostate gland, lower back muscles, sciatic nerve, potentially causing sciatica, lumbago, and difficult or painful urination.
  • L5: Affects lower legs, ankles, feet, and toes, potentially causing poor circulation in legs, swollen ankles, and weak ankles and arches.

Sacrum and Coccyx

  • Sacrum: Affects the hip bones and buttocks, potentially causing sacroiliac conditions and back pain.
  • Coccyx: Affects the rectum and anus, potentially causing hemorrhoids and rectal pain.

By maintaining proper alignment of the vertebrae, many of these issues can be prevented or alleviated. Regular chiropractic check-ups and adjustments can help ensure your spine stays in good health.

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