WHAT IS THE THORACIC SPINE?
The thoracic region of your spine runs from the base of your neck down to your abdomen. As the only part of your spine attached to the protective rib cage, this section of your spine is an important part of your structural integrity. The thoracic spine includes 12 individual vertebrae from T1 to T12. This part of the spinal column supports a number of internal organs and soft tissues, including countless nerves and blood vessels. Among other things, the thoracic spine helps to protect the spinal cord and anchor the rib cage.
Pain and loss of mobility in the thoracic region can have an extremely negative influence on physical and mental health, with chiropractic adjustments and mobility exercises often used to restore balance and structural integrity. Natural Health Houston offers a range of chiropractic care and alternative medicine programs that treat underlying muscle tension, poor posture, and alignment and degeneration issues affecting thoracic spinal joints.