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 […]

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 […]

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