Your Spine and Nervous System

The Central nervous system controls all of the functions of your body. Your spinal column protects the spinal cord and nerves that travel throughout your body. Your spinal cord acts as the major communication cable, exiting your brain, traveling inside your spinal column, and branching off into spinal nerves at various levels of your spine to control a variety of body functions.

For your nervous system to function properly, it must be free of any interference caused by subluxations. Subluxations can cause interference to the nervous system at any point along the spine where the nerves exit. This can adversely affect the function of various parts or your body, and ultimately, your health.

Place your cursor over the vertebrae of the spinal column below to view some common relationships between the spine and nervous system.

C0, C1, and C2
NERVE SUPPLY to head, scalp, eyes, ears, nose, sinus/forehead, mouth, tongue, thyroid, heart, bronchial tubes, liver, stomach, pancreas. adrenals, small intestine, and colon.
POSSIBLE PROBLEMS: migraines, cluster headaches. sinus problems, high heart rate, high diastolic pressure, wet asthma, peptic ulcers, diarrhea, colitis, hypoglycemia, hyperthyroid, hyperadrenalism, epilepsy, Bell's palsy, tic douloureux, crossed eyes, earache, hearing loss, dizziness. fainting spells, amnesia, SIDS, cerebral palsy, bronchitis, difficulty breathing, and hyperactivity.

C3, C4 and C5
NERVE SUPPLY to neck muscles, scalp, base of skull, salivary glands, pharynx, larynx, thyroid, lacrimal gland, mucous membranes of mouth and nose, and diaphragm.
POSSIBLE PROBLEMS: hypothyroid, adenoids, laryngitis, hoarseness, sore throat, tonsillitis, dry mouth, colds, and allergies.

C6, C7, and T1
NERVE SUPPLY to neck muscles, shoulder, elbow, arm/forearm, wrist, hand and fingers, heart, coronary arteries, chest, and breast.
POSSIBLE PROBLEMS: migraines, tension headache, stiff neck, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, arm pain, numbness, and tingling or weakness in arm to fingers.

T2, T3, and T4
NERVE SUPPLY to head, eyes, ears, nose, sinus/ forehead, mouth, tongue, esophagus, heart. coronary arteries, bronchial tubes, lungs, chest, and breast.
POSSIBLE PROBLEMS: tremors. chronic cough, fever, pneumonia, dry asthma, lung disease, heart disease, low heart rate, high systolic pressure, and migraines.

T5, T6, T7, T8, T9, T10, and T11
NERVE SUPPLY to chest, breast, gall bladder, liver, stomach, pancreas, diaphragm, spleen, kid­neys, small intestine, appendix, and adrenals.
POSSIBLE PROBLEMS: anemia, duodenal ulcer, diabetes, hypoadrenalism, kidney disease, leukemia, gallbladder disease, liver disease, colic, jaundice, shingles, psoriasis, arthritis, indigestion, heartburn, and reduced immune function.

T12, L1, and L2
NERVE SUPPLY to small intestine, colon, kidneys, uterus, reproductive organs, and bladder.
POSSIBLE PROBLEMS: PMS, amenorrhea, fibrocystic breasts, migraines, high blood pressure, gout, acne, kidney disease, Impotence, sterility, irritable bowel, and poor bladder tone.

L3, L4, and L5
NERVE SUPPLY to colon, buttocks, groin, reproductive organs, legs, thigh, knee, and feet. 
POSSIBLE PROBLEMS include cramps, constipation, dribbling, prostate problems, low back pain, sciatica, leg cramps, weakness, numbness or tingling in leg, and knee pain.

Sacrum and Coccyx
NERVE SUPPLY to buttocks, reproductive organs, bladder, prostate, lower legs and feet.
POSSIBLE PROBLEMS include cramps, low back pain, hip degeneration, inguinal hernia, coccydynia, bed wetting, cryptorchidism, and breech presentation.