Chiropractic Manipulation

Chiropractic practitioners use physical manipulation, usually of the spine and neck, to align a patient’s bones with hope to restore proper functioning of the nerves and muscles. They begin by analyzing your body for subluxations, or nerve stress, which affects your brain, spinal cord, internal organs, and overall health. They use the information they get from the analysis to decide what needs to be adjusted.

These adjustments are used to totally eliminate subluxations, or at least reduce them, and eventually improve the communication between your nervous system, inner healing ability, and your body.

The labels on this image corresponds each vertebra with the portion of the body it works with.

The labels C1 through C7 make up the cervical spine, which means the nerves that run through these vertebrae deal with symptoms like headaches, colds, dizziness, sinuses, acne, hearing, and other problems with your head and neck. The labels

T1 through T12 make up the thoracic spine and deals with symptoms such as, asthma, coughing, lower arm and hand pain, heart conditions, and many other symptoms in this area. This area extends all the way to where gas problems occur.

L1 through L5 make up the lumbar spine and deals with cramps, bladder problems, lower back pain, along with leg and foot circulation and pains.

The last label deals with the sacral vertebrae and involves bed wetting, and scoliosis.

Using diagrams similar to this, Chiropractors can decide which vertebrae can be adjusted to relieve your pain, or deal with your symptoms.


Created by Shelby D. Reynolds

Copyright 2010