The Truth About Spinal Misalignments

Many people think that back or neck pain is the only issue associated with a misalignment of the spine. In reality, there are hundreds of health problems that can be related to spinal misalignment problems.

Your spine is made up of 5 basic sections that control many functions of the nervous system, including the Cervical Spine, Thoracic Spine, Lumbar Spine, Sacrum, and Coccyx. Each section is responsible for a different function and they all work together to keep your body working properly and without pain. The pain associated with the misalignment is your body’s way of telling you there is something wrong. Generally the underlying problem is much more serious than the pain alone.

In addition to physical pain, spinal problems are related to many other health problems, such as headaches, blood flow, breathing, digestion, and allergies. Your vital organs are also affected, including your bladder, kidney, liver, heart, and many others. The chart below was printed in Gray’s Anatomy and gives a great indication of how your entire body can be put at risk from one small problem in your spine.

spinal chart