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The Big Picture

The figure at left shows a side view of a subluxation complex in the lower back. The circled red area shows an irritated portion of a nerve root exiting from between the subluxated vertebrae. These nerves need to be free from irritation and impingement to conduct nerve impulses properly. Chiropractic care can reduce the nerve pressure and its serious effects.

The figure on the right is a back view of a spine and sacrum. The cervical area or neck is at the top. In the chart below, C stands for cervical, T stands for thoracic and L stands for lumbar. This chart clearly shows what chiropractors and their patients have experienced over the years: Chiropractic is not just for back pain!

Vertebral Level
Frequent Effects of Local Subluxation at this Vertebral Level:
C1
Headaches, migraine headaches, nervousness, insomnia, head colds, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue, dizziness, scalp trouble, inner and middle ear problems, apparent leg length imbalances
C2
Allergies, sinus problems, crossed eyes, certain cases of blindness, deafness, earache, tongue problems, mastoid bone trouble, fainting spells
C3
Neuralgia, neuritis, acne or pimples, eczema, tooth pain, cheek and facial bone pain
C4
Hay fever, hearing loss, adenoid problems, diaphragm problems, difficulties with nose, mouth, lips, eustachian tubes
C5
Laryngitis, sore throat, swollen glands in neck, vocal cord problems
C6
Stiff neck, pain in upper arm, tonsillitis, whooping cough, shoulder pain
C7
Bursitis, colds, thyroid conditions, elbow problems
T1
Asthma, cough, shortness of breath, pain in lower arms, wrists and hands, esophagus and trachea problems
T2
Functional heart/chest conditions. Trouble with heart valves, coronary arteries
T3
Bronchitis, pleurisy, pneumonia, congestion, influenza, chest colds, other lung problems, breast problems
T4
Cholecystitis, gallstones and other gall bladder problems, jaundice, shingles, burping and indigestion
T5
Hepatic cirrhosis, low blood pressure, anemia, poor circulation, arthritis, solar plexus problems, liver trouble
T6
Indigestion, heartburn, dyspepsia, gastric ulcers, nervous stomach
T7
Ulcers, gastritis, diabetes, hypoglycemia
T8
Lowered resistance and frequent infections, spleen trouble
T9
Allergies, hives, adrenal weakness
T10
Hardening of the arteries, chronic fatigue, nephritis, pyelitis, other kidney problems
T11
Acne, pimples, eczema, boils, kidney problems
T12
Rheumatism, gas pains, sterility, lymphatic problems, small intestine-related indigestion
L1
Constipation, colitis, dysentery, diarrhea, hernias, groin pain
L2
Cramps, difficulty breathing, acidosis, varicose veins, pain or tightness in fronts of thighs
L3
Bladder troubles, menstrual troubles and irregularity, miscarriages, impotency, knee pains
L4
Sciatica, low back pain, prostatitis, urinary urgency, frequent urination
L5
Poor circulation in the legs, swollen ankles, cold feet, weakness in the legs, leg cramps and leg pains, painful or weak feet
Sacrum
Sacroiliac pains, spinal curvatures, hip joint pain
Coccyx
Hemorrhoids, pruritis (itching), coccygodynia (tailbone pain), rectal and anal trouble