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Vertebrae of the Week: T9 Vertebra

Your T9 vertebra is the ninth thoracic vertebra, meaning that it’s part of the region of your spine that’s aligned with your chest and connect to your rib cage. These vertebrae, 12 in total, support your ribs and upper body, and protect some of the most important nerves in your body. The T9 is comprised of a solid bone mass which faces front and protects the discs which in turn protect the nerves inside. When your T9 is out of alignment it can cause all manner of health difficulties.

T9 and Adrenal Gland Dysfunction

The nerves that pass through your mid-back (T9 region) are directly associated with your adrenal function, and subluxations in this region can be associated with adrenal fatigue. This can cause symptoms like exhaustion, reduced enjoyment of life, decreased sex drive, increased stress, bronchial and other respiratory infections, and neck or back pain.

Stomach Problems

Your T9 can also be directly associated with your gut health. In fact, many people who suffer from T9 subluxations can present stomach disease, which can be treated in many cases by correcting the misalignment.

Other Health Problems Associated with the T9

The T9 Vertebra can be associated with a broad range of health conditions. These include Liver disease, gall stones, pancreatitis and other pancreas problems, the spleen, and many other ailments.

Correcting Spinal Subluxations

A chiropractor’s primary job is to correct spinal subluxations. By addressing areas where your T9 vertebra is out of alignment, the chiropractor can correct the symptoms of problems associated with this area, and can even in many cases remove the problem entirely. Chiropractic care is completely safe, non-invasive, and chemical-free.

ACT Wellness

For the past 9 years, Dr. Caratozzolo and the staff at ACT Wellness have provided the best in chiropractic care and wellness services to the entire Woodbridge, VA, region. If you’re suffering from back pain, neck pain, or other health problems and you think spinal issues might be the cause, we’re ready to help.

Give us a call today and schedule an appointment for an evaluation, or for more information about how chiropractic can help you live a healthier life.

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