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Determine if you would benefit from chiropractic by viewing the Symptoms Chart, taking the Survey, and reading the Good Habits section.

Symptoms Chart
This chart illustrates the connection between the spine and various organ systems that can be affected by a subluxation. Click here for illustrations.

Vertebrae Corresponding Body Parts Possible Symptoms
C1 Blood supply to head, brain Headaches, vision problems, neck Pain
C2 Eyes, sinuses, auditory nerves Ear infections, allergies, fainting
C3 Face, teeth, trifacial nerve Neuralgia, acne, eczema
C4 Nose, lips, mouth Hay fever, hearing loss, adenoids
C5 Vocal cords, neck glands, pharynx Laryngitis, hoarseness, sore throat
C6 Neck muscles, shoulders, tonsils Pain in shoulder area, stiff neck, tonsilitis
C7 Thyroid gland, bursa in the shoulders, elbows Bursitis, tendonitis, thyroid conditions, colds
T1 Lower arms, hands, wrists, fingers, esophagus and trachea Asthma, cough, breathing difficulty, pain in lower arms and hands
T2 Heart, its valves and covering, coronary arteries Chest pains, tightness or constriction
T3 Lungs, bronchial tubes, pleura, chest Bronchitis, pneumonia, congestion, influenza
T4 Gall bladder, common duct Gall bladder conditions, jaundice
T5 Liver, solar plexus, blood Liver conditions, low blood pressure, anemia
T6 Stomach, mid-back area Indigestion, heartburn, dyspepsia
T7 Pancreas, duodenum Ulcers, gastritis
T8 Spleen, liver, lower-mid back Lowered resistance
T9 Adrenal and supra-renal glands Allergies, hives
T10 Kidneys, appendix, testes Kidney trouble, hardening of arteries
T11 Urinary bladder, ureters Acne, eczema, boils
T12 Small intestines, upper/lower back Rheumatism, gas pains
L1 Inguinal rings, large intestine Constipation, diarrhea, some hernias
L2 Abdomen, upper leg Cramps, breathing difficulty, varicose veins
L3 Sex organs, uterus, bladder, knees Bladder trouble, menstrual trouble
L4 Prostate gland, sciatic nerve, lower back Low back pain, sciatica, difficult or frequent urination
L5 Lower legs, ankles, feet Poor circulation in legs, weak ankles, leg cramps
Sacrum Hip bones, buttocks, genitalia Spinal curvatures, sacro-iliac conditions
Coccyx Rectum, anus Hemorrhoids, pruritis (itching), pain when sitting

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Survey

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you show at least one symptom of nerve interference. Remember though, you could have nerve interference even if you show no symptoms. That is why it is a great idea to have your spine checked regularly by a Doctor of Chiropractic. A symptom usually shows up late when your health is compromised by nerve interference, and is the first thing to go away once you are receiving treatment.

Do the heels of your shoes wear unevenly?

Does your jaw click?
Do you often feel the need to crack your neck, back, or other joints?
Are you unable to twist or turn your head or hips to either side easily or equally?
Are you often fatigued?
Do you have poor concentration?
Do you have low resistance to disease?
Does your foot flare out when walking?
Do you have poor posture?
Do you have headaches, back aches, or sore or tender spots in your muscles or joints?
Do you consistently feel stressed or tense, especially in your muscles or joints?
Do you feel stiffness in your neck or back?
Are you generally in poor health?

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Good Habits

Consider these habits that can improve the health of your spine.

  • Try to sleep on your side or back, not on your stomach, to support your spinal curves.
  • Stretch and exercise often to keep your spine limber.
  • Do not overexert yourself.
  • Avoid sitting for long periods.
  • Be sure to get enough rest.
  • Do not hold the phone by squeezing it between your ear and shoulder.
  • Do not turn your head to sneeze.
  • Avoid excessive junk food, which can cause chemical stress to your body.
  • Try not to repeat the same body position frequently — this could cause repetitive strain injury.

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