In the centre of Chiropractic stands
Column as well as the effects of disturbances of the spine onto the
System and the total body organism.
The Spinal Column
central organ of the apparatus of motion. Its task is to give man his
posture and thus to serve as elastic and
column of support. It further has to protect the sensitive spinal
The spine consists of vertebrae,
ligaments and muscles. One can differentiate 3 sections: Cervical,
Thoracic and Lumbar Spine. There are: 7
12 Thoracic and 5 Lumbar vertebrae. There is further a Sacrum
and a Coccyx at the bottom of the spine, as well as the joints
connect the spine with the pelvic bones - the so-called Sacro-Iliac
Between two vertebrae there is the Intervertebral
Disc. Its function is to make a mobile connection between
as well to work as a elastic shock absorber. Multiple ligaments and
stabilize the spine and at the same time allow for its great range of
The spine has several physiological curves,
from the side. This allows the spine a great weight bearing, and at the
same time to remain elastic. Between two vertebrae a pair of nerves
the canal of the spinal cord. These split up to uncountable small and
nerves that branch out to supply even the furthest parts of the body.
it becames understandable that our well-being is in an essential part
on the condition of our Spine.