We thought the best place to start is with the basic anatomy of your spine and nervous system. We’ll be moving on to the impact of this complex and elegant system on your overall health and wellbeing, but first things first.
Your spine is made up of 24 separate bones (vertebrae), stacked one above the other and in all except one case separated by discs. These 24 bones are divided into 3 broad regions. The vertebrae of the neck are known as the Cervical spine, those of the chest region (which connect to ribs) make up the Thoracic spine, and below them the vertebrae of the low back make up the Lumbar spine.
The very top vertebra, C1, articulates directly with the base of your skull and the vertebra at the base of your spine, L5, connects via a disc to the central bone of the pelvis (known as the […]