T1| Vertebrae of the Week | Chest Pain

Beneath the last cervical vertebra (C7) are the 12 vertebrae of the Thoracic Spine. Your thoracic vertebrae are unique because they articulate with your pair’s of ribs. The first thoracic vertebrae (T1), forms a long prominent spinous process. Thoracic spinal subluxations can irritate your nerves of the disc, facet joints and the spinal nerves leaving […]

C7 | Vertebrae of the Week | Bursitis

The Vertebral Prominens is either the 7th cervical vertebrae (C7) or the 1st thoracic vertebrae (T1). This refers to the vertebra that is more easily seen and/or felt at the bottom of the neck. Everyone has one vertebra that “sticks out” more than the others, which is completely normal. Bursitis in the shoulders and elbow […]

Cervical (C6) | Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Other conditions associated with a subluxation of C6 is, a stiff neck, tonsillitis, or chronic cough. Discover how ACT Wellness Center can help you… Schedule an Appointment and find out how Dr. Carmelo Caratozzolo can help you. He is a unique Woodbridge chiropractor who specializes in difficult cases that have not responded to other care. All […]

Cervical Vertebrae C5 | Sore Throat and Laryngitis

C5 plays a role in the health of your diaphragm. An injury here can be detrimental to the muscles which control breathing. C5 also affects your vocal cords, neck glands, and pharynx. A misalignment can cause a sore throat and laryngitis. Dermatomes are an area of skin supplied by a single spinal nerve. They indicate […]

Cervical Vertebra C4 | Vertebrae of the Week | Asthma

Your 4th cervical vertebra (C4) sits level with the thyroid cartilage (Adam’s apple). It can affect the nose, mouth and ears. The nerves from C4 control the diaphragm, the main muscle allowing us to breathe. There’s a saying, “C3, C4 and C5 keeps the diaphragm alive!” A spinal cord injury of C5 and higher could […]

C3 | Vertebrae of the Week | Nerve Pain

Your C3 vertebrae is located on roughly the same plane as your lower jaw. It is associated with your cheeks, outer ear, facial bones, teeth, and tri-facial nerve (the main sensory nerve of the face, a.k.a. fifth cranial nerve). If you or any one you know experiences neuralgia (nerve pain) or neuritis (nerve inflammation) it […]

Cervical C2 Vertebrae (Axis) | Sinus Pain

The axis is the second cervical vertebra down from your cranium. The axis is a hinge that pivots with your C1 vertebrae aka “the atlas”. This rotation allows you to turn your head from left to right. If your axis is misaligned (subluxated) it can make turning your head very difficult; possibly causing pain. A subluxation […]

Vertebrae of the Week | Woodbridge Chiropractor

Welcome to ACT Wellness Center’s ‘Vertebrae of the Week’! Thank you for voting us Best Woodbridge Chiropractor 5 years in a row. Here, we post interesting information and facts about your nervous system and how your brain, spinal cord and nerves are connected to everything in your body. Chiropractors are interested in the vertebrae because […]

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