How Back Problems Affect the Body in Tinley Park IL

How Back Problems Affect the Body in Tinley Park IL

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The spine has an enormous task in supporting your body, both in movement and overall health and wellness. The vertebrae, discs and supporting muscles of the spinal column house the spinal cord. The spinal cord is THE hub of communication between your brain and the rest of your body through nerves that extend from the spinal cord. The health of your spine and all of its components has a direct effect on the health of the rest of your body.

The neck (cervical) region of the spine has nerves that extend to the head, face, inner and middle ear, sympathetic nerve system, sinuses, eyes and auditory nerves. The nerves in the lower portion of the neck extend to the shoulders, thyroid, tonsils, teeth, outer ear, nose, mouth and vocal cords.

The thoracic spine (mid back) nerves extend to the arms, hands, heart, coronary arteries, esophagus, trachea, lungs, bronchial tubes, gallbladder, liver, stomach, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, ureters, adrenal glands and small intestines.

The lower back (lumbar region) nerves have dominance over the large intestines, appendix, abdomen, bladder, reproductive organs, lower extremities, ankles and feet. Finally, the sacral area (tailbone) has nerves that extend to the hip bones, buttocks, rectum and anus.

When any of the many components of the spine (vertebrae, discs, muscles, tendons, ligaments) are injured, misaligned or experiencing degeneration (through natural aging, excessive wear and tear, nutritional deficiencies, medications, dehydration and more), the nerves can be compressed and therefore, important impulses, signals and messages to the rest of the body are compromised.
If you have chronic neck pain, for example, you may also have sinus problems. Patients with low back pain may experience frequent constipation. The possibilities are endless as to how your spinal health may be affecting your overall wellness.

Call your Tinley Park, IL chiropractor today and find out more about chiropractic care and overall wellness.

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Chiropractic Wellness of Tinley Park
17314 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
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