Vertebrae and Your Organs

Each vertebrae encases nerves that transmit signals to various parts of the body and body organs. The table below indicates which vertebrae affect the various organs of the body.


The Spine’s Relationship to Organs of the Body


Cervical Thoracic Lumbar Sacrum
Organs Affected C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 T1 T2
T3
T4
T5
T6
T7
T8 T9
T10 T11 T12 L1 L2
L3
L4
L5

Adrenal Glands

Bladder




















Brain






















Carotid





















Eyes




















Heart




















Kidneys





















Large Intestine


















Liver





















Lungs



















Nasal Palette





















Pancreas























Parotid




















Pulmonary Vein
























Sinus




















Small Intestine
























Spleen






















Stomach





















Sublingual





















Submaxilary






















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