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The Thoracic Spine
The Thoracic Spine, commonly referred to as your
middle back, consists of 12 vertebrae, (T1 - T12). This is the
longest portion of your back.
of these vertebrae has a pair of ribs attached to them. The nerves
that exit out between these vertebrae go to muscles and other
surface tissues as well as internal organs.
Some of the surface areas these nerves go to include
parts of the arms from the elbows down, the hands, and fingers. Also
the muscles of the middle back, the chest muscles, and muscles of
the rib cage are supplied by nerves that exit out from this area of
or numbness and other musculoskeletal problems may be just some of
the possible results from subluxations affecting these areas and
The internal organs supplied by nerves from the
thoracic spine include much of the body parts supplied by the
sympathetic nervous system. This portion of the nervous system
innervates many of the organs in the chest and abdomen including,
the heart, lungs, bronchial tubes, gallbladder, liver, stomach,
pancreas, spleen, adrenal glands, kidneys, and small intestines.
affecting these organs can lead to a large list of functional and
systemic problems including, asthma, certain heart problems,
bronchitis, blood pressure problems, ulcers, allergies, kidney
trouble, and digestive problems, to name only a few. Most subluxations affecting these areas go undetected for a long time
before a health problem is ever noticed.