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The spine and nervous system

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Between each vertebra comes out a nerve. The nervous system controls all our bodily functions. Due to the great complexity of the nervous system, only the most general and common relationships between the spine and nervous system is presented in this overview. A chiropractor trying to optimize communication between the brain, nervous system and body so that the body is best able to deal with problems and work with the highest possible capacity. Below are presented from top to bottom the different vertebrae and their nerve supply to the organs of the categories from the neck, middle back, lower back and pelvis.

Neck
• Nerve supply upper neck: blood supply to the head, scalp, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, thyroid, heart, respiratory, liver, stomach, pancreas, adrenal glands, small intestine and rectum.
• Nerve supply middle neck: neck muscles, scalp, occipital, salivary glands, trachea, esophagus, thyroid, lacrimal gland, mucous membrane and diaphragm.
• Nerve supply lower neck: neck muscles, shoulder, elbow, arm, wrist, fingers, heart, arteries, chest and breast.

Mid Back
• Nerve Supply upper middle back: blood supply to the head, eyes, ears, nose, sinuses, mouth, tongue, esophagus, heart, arteries, bronchi, lungs, chest and breast.
• Nerve Supply middle middle back: chest, breast, gallbladder, liver, stomach, pancreas, diaphragm, spleen, kidneys, small intestine, appendix, and adrenal glands.
• Nerve Supply lower middle back: small intestine, rectum, kidney, urinary tract, genitals and bladder.

Lumbar
• Nerve supply upper lumbar: small intestine, rectum, kidney, urinary tract, genitals and bladder.
• Nerve supply sacrum: Rectal, buttocks, groin, genitals, legs, thighs, knees and feet, prostate.

Pelvic
• Nerve supply to the pelvis: genitals, bladder, prostate, bone and feet.

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