Chiropractic Anatomy

spinal diagram
There are many commonly used terms in Chiropractic Anatomy having an understanding of these terms can help to understand the diagnosis, during Chiropractic treatments. There are terms such as C1, T1 and L1, for example, which are used as a shorthand, to specify vertebra in the spine in the Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar segments of the spinal column.

VertebraA bone in the spinal columnAny of the thirty-three bones of the spinal column comprising the seven cervical, twelve thoracic, five lumbar, five sacral and three to five coccygeal vertebrae
C1Atlas VertebraThis is the first cervical vertebra which connects the spine to the skull. In the early days of Chiropractic, Atlas was the only vertebra adjusted
C2Axis VertebraThis is the second cervical vertebra from the skull
Cervical SpineC1-C7The upper spinal area, consisting of seven vertebra
Thoracic SpineT1-T12The mid-spine, consisting of tewlve vertebra
Lumbar SpineL1-L5The lower spinal area, consisting of five vertebra
CoccyxTailboneThe lowest segment of the vertebral column, comprised of three to five rudimentary vertebrae
SubluxationA mis-alignment in the spineA complex of functional and/or structural and/or pathological articular changes that compromise neutral integrity and may influence organ system function and general health.
Contracture LegDifferences in an individual's leg lengthWhen an individual is laced in the supine position, subluxations in the spinal column can cause one leg to appear as a different length.


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