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Chiropractic Anatomy

There are many commonly used terms in Chiropractic Anatomy having an understanding of these terms can help to understand the diagnosis, during Chiropractic treatments.

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
Lumbar SpineL1-L5The lower spinal area, consisting of five vertebra
CoccyxTailboneThe lowest segment of the vertebral column, comprised of three to five rudimentary vertebrae

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