Nervous System, Spine And Its Relationship To Organs
Dr. Henry Windsor, who was a Medical Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania, has performed a medical experiment in 1921. In his clinical research he wanted to proof the existence of diseased organs and its interconnection to the curvatures of the spine (improper posture and misaligned vertebrae). In this study he made experiments on 50 cadavers from the pathology department. Dr. Windsor dissected the bodies and looked at the diseased organs. Out of 50 bodies he found 139 organs that were in a different degree of disease. He found diseased kidneys, livers, pancreases, hearts, , gall bladders, lungs etc, etc. Dr. Windsor traced the nerve root of each diseased organ back to the spine and found out that 128 diseased organs from 50 cadavers had a relationship with the curve of the vertebrae or postural disturbances. These nervous system roots belonged to the same sympathetic segments as the diseased organs 128 times. 11 other diseased organs had different origin of a disease.
My previous posts: 96 Tips For a Perfect Posture and 11 Symptoms as a Sign of Warning That Your Spine is in Trouble are good prerequisite reading materials. Both of these articles go in depth about DOs and DONT’s on keeping your Posture in Check and what will happen to a spine if one will not take a good care of it.
Without the right signals from our brains, our organs cannot function at their optimum level. When a subluxation is present, musculoskeletal factors around one or more vertebrae interfere with the normal function of the nerves, affecting the nerves ability to transmit information from the brain to the rest of the body and vice-versa. Below is a list of 26 nerve roots that provide neurological supply to the vital organs and musculoskeletal system and the symptoms that associated with these nerve roots. Each vertebral Level will have a hyperlink to a 3D view of the relationship of the nervous system and spine to organs for a better visual understanding.
C1 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY: Blood supply to the head, the pituitary gland, the scalp, bones of the face, the brain itself, the middle and inner ear, the sympathetic nervous system
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Headaches, nervousness, insomnia, head colds, high blood pressure, migraine headaches, nervous breakdown, amnesia, chronic tiredness, dizziness or vertigo.
C2 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY : Eyes, optic nerve, auditory nerve, sinuses, mastoid bones, tongue, forehead
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Sinus trouble, allergies, crossed eyes, deafness, eye trouble, earache, fainting spells, certain causes of blindness.
C3 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY :Cheeks, outer ear, face bones, teeth, face bones, teeth, trifacial nerve
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Neuralgia, neuritis, acne or pimples, eczema
C4 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY : Nose, lips, mouth, eustachian tube
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Hat fever, catarrh, hard of hearing, adenoids, runny nose
C5 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY : Vocal cords, neck, glands, pharynx
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Laryngitis, hoarseness, throat conditions like a sore throat or quinsy
C6 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY : Neck Muscles, shoulders, tonsils
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Laryngitis, hoarseness, throat conditions like a sore throat, stiff neck, pain in upper arm, tonsilitis, chronic cough, croup
C7 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY : Thyroid gland, bursae in the shoulders and elbows
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Laryngitis, hoarseness, throat conditions like a sore throat, bursitis, colds, thyroid conditions
T1 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY : Arms from the elbow down, including the hands, wrists, fingers, also the esophagus and trachea.
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Asthma, cough, difficult breathing, shortness of breath, pain in lower arms and hands.
T2 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY : Heart, including its valves and covering, coronary arteries.
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Functional heart conditions and certain chest conditions.
T3 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY : Lungs, bronchial tubes, pleura, chest, breast
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Bronchitis, pleurisy, pneumonia, congestion, influenza.
T4 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY : Gallbladder, common duct.
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Gallbladder conditions, jaundice, shingles.
T5 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY : Liver, solar plexus, circulation (general)
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Liver conditions, fevers, blood pressure problems, poor circulation, arthritis.
T6 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY : Stomach.
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Stomach trouble including: nervous stomach, indigestion, heartburn, dyspepsia.
T7 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY : Pancreas, duodenum
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Ulcers, gastritis.
T8 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY : Spleen, diaphragm
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Lowered resistance, hiccoughs
T9 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY : Adrenal and suprarenal glands.
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Allergies, hives
T10 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY : Kidneys.
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Kidney troubles, hardening of the arteries, chronic tiredness, nephritis, pyelitis.
T11 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY : Kidneys, ureters
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Skin conditions such as acne, pimples, eczema, boils.
T12 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY : Small intestine, lymph circulation
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Rheumatism, gas pains, certain types of sterility
L1 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY : Large intestines, inguinal rings
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Constipation, colitis, dysentery, diarrhea, some ruptures or hernia
L2 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY: Appendix, abdomen, upper leg.
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Cramps, difficult breathing, minor varicose veins.
L3 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY : Sex organs, uterus, bladder, knees.
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Bladder troubles, menstrual troubles such as painful or irregular periods, miscarriages, bed wetting, impotency, change of life symptoms, many knee pains.
L4 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY: Prostate gland, muscles of the lower back, sciatic nerve
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Sciatica, lumbago, difficult and painful or too frequent urination, backaches.
L5 AREAS & PARTS OF BODY : Lower legs, ankles, feet
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Poor circulation in the legs, swollen ankles, weak ankles and arches, cold feet, weakness in the legs, leg cramps.
Sacrum AREAS & PARTS OF BODY : Hip bones, buttocks.
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Sacroiliac conditions, spinal curvatures.
Coccyx AREAS & PARTS OF BODY : Rectum, anus.
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS: Hemorrhoids (piles), pruritus (itching), pain at end of spine on sitting
Below is the summary in a SlideShare Presentation that I have created when I was in Chiropractic School. This Presentation has some additional useful information.
Questions: Have You Had Any of the Above Mentioned Symptoms and Medications Were Not Helpful at All? Has Your Doctor Referred You to Other Health Care Practitioners in Order to Improve Your Health? Have You Checked Your Posture Lately?