Interactive Spine Chart

Your Spinal Column & Nervous System

Your spinal column or ‘backbone’ is made up of 24 vertebrae: seven in your neck (cervical spine), 12 in your midback (thoracic spine) and 5 in your lower back (lumbar spine). Your spinal cord, made up of billions of nerves, lies inside your spinal column, protected on all sides by bone. Your spinal cordís nerves branch out through openings between your vertebrae and connect to your internal organs, muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons and other body parts. This connection is vital for your well-being.

The vertebral subluxation complex, an often painless spinal distortion, can irritate or damage your spinal nerves, interfere with your brain-body connection and affect your spine, nerves, discs, muscles, organs and overall health. Chaney Chiropractic Center Flint, MI specializes in the detection and correction of the vertebral subluxation complex – restoring the lines of communication within your body and improving your overall body function, healing potential and well-being.

  • C1: To blood supply to the head, pituitary gland, scalp, bones of the face, brain inner and middle ear, sympathetic nervous system, eyes, ears
  • C2: To eyes, optic nerves, auditory nerves, sinuses, mastoid bones, tongue, forehead, heart
  • C3: To cheeks, outer ear, face, bones, teeth, trifacial nerve, lungs
  • C4: To nose, lips, mouth, Eustachian tube, mucus membranes, lungs
  • C5: To vocal cords, neck glands, pharynx
  • C6: To neck muscles, shoulders, tonsils
  • C7: Tothyroid gland, bursa in the shoulders, elbows
  • T1: To arms from the elbows down, including hands, arms, wrists and fingers; esophagus and trachea, heart
  • T2: To heart, including its valves and covering coronary arteries; lungs bronchial tubes
  • T3: To lungs, bronchial tubes, pleura, chest, breast, heart
  • T4: To gallbladder, common duct, heart, lungs, bronchial tubes
  • T5: To liver, solar plexus, circulation (general), heart, esophagus, stomach
  • T6: To stomach, esophagus, peritoneum, liver, duodenum
  • T7: To kidneys, appendix, testes, ovaries, uterus, adrenal cortex, spleen, pancreas, large intestine
  • T8: To spleen, stomach, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, adrenal cortex, small intestine, pyloric valve
  • T9: To adrenal cortex, pancreas, spleen, gallbladder, ovaries, uterus, small intestine
  • T10: To kidneys, appendix, testes, ovaries, uterus, adrenal cortex, spleen, pancreas, large intestine
  • T11: To kidneys, ureters, large intestine, urinary bladder, adrenal medulla, adrenal cortex, uterus, ovaries, ileocecal valve
  • T12: To small intestine, lymph circulation, large intestine, urinary bladder, uterus, kdneys, ileocecal valve
  • L1: To large intesine, inguinal rings, uterus
  • L2: To appendix, abdomen, upper leg, urinary bladder
  • L3: To sex organs, uterus, bladder, knee, prostate, large intestine
  • L4: To prostate gland, muscles of the lower back, sciatic nerve
  • L5: To lower legs, ankles, feet, prostate
  • Sacrum: To hip bones, buttocks, rectum, sex organs, genitalia, urinary bladder, ureter, prostate
  • Sacral Plexus: Forms the sciatic as well as other nerves that go to muscles, joints and other structures of the legs, knees, ankles, feet and toes
  • Coccyx: To rectum, anus

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