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Vertebrae of the Week: T11 Vertebra


The T11 is one of the two lowest vertebrae in your spinal thoracic region. Like the other thoracic vertebrae, they are attached to your ribcage, which helps to protect them from direct harm, though they can be subject to damage from compression fractures. These vertebrae are important in the control of your kidneys, ureters, colon, small intestines, lymph circulation system, buttocks, and the uterus (in women).

As with any of your vertebrae, the T11 can be the culprit of a wide range of health problems. Learn about your T11 vertebra, what happens when it gets out of alignment, and where you can find help to take care of those issues to live a better life.

T11 Vertebra

Your spinal column protects the nerve center of your entire body. Every single signal coming to and going from your brain to the rest of your body travels through your spine. Each individual bone in your spine protects nerve bundles that have specific functions. The T11, as stated above, protects the function of a lot of your lower body organs.

When you have a subluxation, or misalignment, in the T11 vertebra, you can suffer symptoms like blood sugar problems and diabetes; kidney diseases; chronic fatigue; bowel control issues including gas, diarrhea and constipation; sciatica; pain in the lower ribs and more.

How a Chiropractor Helps

A chiropractor’s job is to detect and address subluxations in your spine and correct the conditions that arise from these problems. Many people are surprised at how what they once thought was a given condition can clear up from a simple series of chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractors have helped patients by addressing the real problem at the root of the ailment: a spinal subluxation.

If you’re suffering from problems in the lower middle region of your back, or with any of the symptoms above, ACT Wellness might be able to help. Give us a call to schedule an appointment and evaluation today, and discover why we’ve been the Woodbridge, VA, area’s leading chiropractor for the past 10 years and counting!

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