Did you know that problems in the spine can be reflected in the organs of the body? It is not only about headache or back pain, but also about digestive, respiratory or even gynecological disorders.

The spine is our support, the one that allows us to walk and stand. Also, it is related to organs in an amazing wayDid you know that for this reason there is a connection between it and the appearance of certain diseases?

The spine and other parts of the body.

The most common case in which doctors associate the spine with a pathology or disease is headache, caused by sleeping badly or by making a bad movement. But that’s not the only connection we can make between bones and what hurts us.

Starting at the nape and ending at the “sweet” bone there are different points. One below the other, they relate to a specific part of the body. These are as follows:

  • Feet.
  • Hands.
  • Back.
  • Thyroid gland.
  • Sexual organs.
  • Throat, neck and shoulders.
  • Heart, lungs and sinuses.
  • Adrenal glands, kidneys, bladder.
  • Small intestine, colon, large intestine.
  • Gallbladder, liver, stomach, pancreas, spleen.
  • Head and ears, eyes and tongue, teeth, nose and mouth.

Why is there that connection?

The spinal column covers the spinal cord. This has the mission of transmitting all the information that leaves the brain and travels to the rest of the body. It has various nerve endings that pass between each vertebra and, when these lose their natural alignment, there is a communication problem. It is there when pain or illness begins.

When we feel a discomfort or discover a pathology, we have the possibility to determine which area of ​​the spine has been “disconnected” from the system. In this way, for example, cervical problems can cause numbness in the hands.

When the damage is in the thoracic vertebrae, stomach pains originate and, if it is in the lower back, there may be a loss of sensation in the legs.

Back pain and emotional relationship.

Holistic medicine considers that back pain is a consequence of the negative feelings that we accumulate. For their part, chiropractors believe that with accurate massage, vision problems, hemorrhoids or stomach ulcers can be reduced.

In any case, in order to understand all this a little better, it would be good if we learned something more about the areas of the spine.

The vertebrae are divided into cervical, dorsal and lumbar. Some add the sacrum and coccyx area. When there is a problem in one of them, the symptoms do not only appear in the back.

Faced with a weakening of the immune system, an inflammatory response is produced that is located mainly in the spine, in the nerves and vertebrae of the back. These are the relationships between vertebrae, emotions and diseases:


  • First: It supports the head and its pain can be caused by fears, worries and negativity.  It causes migraine and nervous problems.
  • Second: It allows moving the head and is connected with the sense organs (eyes, ears, nose and mouth).
  • Third: If it is not healthy it leads to damage to the skin, bones and nerves of the face, ears and teeth. Emotionally it causes isolation.
  • Fourth, fifth and sixth: They are located on the same level as the thyroid gland and have a great relationship with it. They are connected to the voice, the throat, and the vocal cords. It can cause diseases of the pharynx, larynx, etc.
  • Seventh: Influenced by morals, beliefs and the spiritual. Its condition can affect the arms, elbows, hands and shoulders by inflaming them or not allowing free movement.


  • First: It reacts when we do not take into account our limitations in sport, at work or in daily efforts. Brings breathing difficulties.
  • Second: It becomes unbalanced when we do not express our emotions and is manifested by pains in the heart and lungs.
  • Third: It also connects with respiratory activity and the chest.
  • Fourth: It refers to pleasures, temptations and desires when they are not satisfied. It can lead to gallbladder problems.
  • Fifth: The poor state of this vertebra has to do with the feeling of losing control and manifests itself with liver discomfort and blood problems.
  • Sixth: If it is not in good condition it causes stomach pains.
  • Seventh: React when you do not get enough rest and do not relax.
  • Eighth and ninth: They are located at the height of the diaphragm and they “handle” it. If you are very afraid or insecure it is the first thing that will suffer. Diseases in the spleen, allergies or hives are the most common reactions.
  • Tenth: Deep insecurity causes pain in the kidneys.
  • Eleventh: It is related to the nervous system and can also cause skin diseases such as acne or eczema.
  • Twelfth: Its imbalance causes intestinal problems, joint pain, diseases in the fallopian tubes and poor lymphatic circulation.


  • First: It can lead to pathologies in the intestine and colon such as constipation or dysentery.
  • Second: Loneliness and shyness fall on this vertebra that, when in a bad situation, causes varicose veins, abdominal pain and appendicitis.
  • Third: When there are family problems it is reflected in ailments in the genital organs, the bladder and the knees. It also causes arthritis.
  • Fourth: It leads to pain in the sciatic nerve and, in the case of men, prostate problems.
  • Fifth: It is affected by jealousy and anger and causes pain in the legs, knees and feet.


  • First, second and third: They generate sexual problems.
  • Fourth and fifth: Ailments and fertility problems, herpes, cystisis, stones, diarrhea and constipation.

Finally, the coccyx, considered the energy center because the first chakra is there, can trigger intestinal, urinary, reproductive, circulatory and digestive problems.