Problems caused by a C6 Subluxation (pain patterns, muscle problems and health issues)

A subluxation is a minor misalignment of the spine causing nerve interference.   Your body communicates from the brain through the spinal cord, spinal nerves and peripheral nervous system.  Your body communicates back to the brain through your nervous system.   Your nerves are like wires but much more delicate.   They are protected by the skull and vertebrae of your spine.  The spine must allow movement so you can move but protect the delicate nerves.  Abnormal stresses can cause your vertebrae to become misaligned causing nerve interference.   Spinal joints and nerves that are stressed cause pain, muscle imbalance, and nerve interference to the tissue and organs they supply.  Each vertebrae causes certain pain patterns called sclerotome pain, muscles cause certain pain patterns and tingling as seen on trigger point charts and nerves cause certain problems according to what tissues and organs they supply as seen on a nerve chart.  This portion of the blog goes through the problems associated with one supersu
vertebrae of the spine.   You can find out what other vertebral subluxations cause by visiting

C6 is in the lower cervical spine.   The cervical spine is made up of seven vertebrae that make up your neck.  Learn more at a New Patient Orientation at Back to Life Chiropractic (events calendar).

Areas and Parts of the Body of C6 Vertebrae:

Neck muscles, shoulders, and tonsils.

Possible Symptoms of C6

Stiff neck, pain in upper arms, tonsillitis, chronic cough, and croup.

Pain Patterns of C6 (Sclerotome Pain):

Trigger Point Distribution in C6 region: