Posts Tagged ‘Vertebrae of the Week’

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 […]

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 […]

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