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 […]

sore throat and laryngitis

Cervical Vertebrae C5 | Sore Throat and Laryngitis | Vertebrae of the Week

The C5 vertebra, the fifth down from your brain stem, works in close conjunction with the C3 and C4 vertebrae, all playing a vital role in the health of your diaphragm. An injury here can be detrimental to the muscles which control breathing, leading to the use of a ventilator or even death. Your C5 […]

Asthma

Cervical Vertebra C4 | Asthma | Vertebrae of the Week

Your 4th cervical vertebra (C4 vertebra) sits level with the thyroid cartilage, also commonly known as your Adam’s apple. It can affect the nose, mouth and ears and cause a range of problems with these regions and others. The nerves from C4 also control the diaphragm, the main muscle allowing us to breathe. In fact, […]

nerve pain

C3 | Vertebrae of the Week | Nerve Pain

Another important bone in your spine, your C3 vertebrae is the third down from your brain stem and 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). The […]

sinus pain

Cervical C2 Vertebrae (Axis) | Sinus Pain

The C2 vertebra is also known as the axis. It is the second cervical vertebra down from your cranium, and is important in protecting your mobility as well as the nerve bundles that affect your sinuses and eyes. The axis is a hinge that pivots along with your C1 vertebrae aka “the atlas”. This rotation […]

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Vertebrae of the Week | Woodbridge Chiropractor

Welcome to ACT Wellness Center’s Vertebrae of the Week series! Thank you for voting us Best Woodbridge Chiropractor for the past 8 years and counting! In this series, we will post interesting information and facts about your nervous system and how your brain, spinal cord and nerves are connected to everything in your body. The […]

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