In our final installments of our blog series dedicated to the 5 sections of the spine we go over the rest of the spine, which includes your lumbar, sacrum, and the coccyx which refers to the lower back -- the place where the spine curves inward. It starts about 5 or 6 inches below your shoulder blades, connecting with your thoracic spine at the top, then extending downward to the sacral spine.
The lumbar spine contains 5 or 6 vertebrae (L1 through L5 or L6), while the sacral spine (located in the pelvis) contains 5 fused vertebrae (S1 through S5). Lastly, you have your coccyx (tailbone), which contains 4 fused vertebrae located at the very end of the spinal column (Co1 through Co4). All of these structures are weight-bearing and are integral to your body's functionality during key activities like walking, standing and sitting.
If you're having trouble with your spine or your back -- any section -- Barton Chiropractic Clinic offers a variety of hollistic, drug-free treatments that will get you back to active in no time. We have a long track record of helping patients recover from injury and chronic back pain.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation. We'll custom tailor a specialized treatment plan that works for you.