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Nerve roots in the thoracic vertebrae affect these parts of the body:

T1 – head, neck, heart, thyroid, esophagus, trachea, hands, elbows

T2 – head, neck, heart, lungs, upper arms

T3 – head, neck, heart, lungs, chest, upper arms

T4 – head, neck, heart, lungs, gallbladder, upper arms

T5 – head, neck, heart, liver, esophagus, blood circulation, upper arms

T6 – esophagus, stomach, spleen, pancreas, duodenum, mid-back

T7 – stomach, spleen, pancreas, duodenum, liver, gallbladder, mid-back

T8 – stomach, spleen, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, adrenal glands, mid-back

T9 – stomach, spleen, pancreas, adrenal glands, gallbladder, reproductive organs, liver, small intestine

T10 – stomach, spleen, pancreas, small intestine, reproductive organs, appendix, large intestine, legs

T11 – kidneys, reproductive organs, legs, small intestine, large intestine, bladder, adrenal glands, ileocecal valve

T12 – kidneys, reproductive organs, legs, small intestine, large intestine, bladder, upper and lower back, ileocecal valve

Possible Symptoms & Conditions:

  • Mid-back Pain

  • Respiratory Problems – bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, congestion, difficulty breathing

  • Gallbladder Conditions

  • Heart Conditions

  • Bladder Problems

  • Digestive Problems – ulcers, gastritis, stomach problems

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