The link between spinal degeneration and organ disease was made when Dr. Henry Winsor conducted a study where he evaluated the spines of 50 cadavers and correlated the misalignments/minor curvatures in certain regions of the spine with the visceral disturbances (diseased organs) in each cadaver.
Fifty cadavers were found to have a total of 139 diseased organs. In ALL but 10 instances, the diseased organs were directly linked back to curvatures in the spine in areas that supplied sympathetic nervous system output to these organs. In the remaining 10, the curves were located in the areas adjacent to the normal locations of sympathetic output supplying each organ. This tells us that there was almost complete correlation between minor curvatures of the spine and disease of internal organs.
20 cases with heart disease had misalignments/minor curvatures in the lower neck/upper back area (C7-T5)
26 cases of lung disease had misalignments/minor curvatures in the upper back area (T1-5)
8 cases of stomach issues had misalignments in the mid-back area (T5-9)
Prostate & Bladder Disease
8 of the cases of prostate and bladder disease had misalignments in the lower back (T12-L3)
2 of the cases of uterus disease has misalignments in the lower back (L1-3)
The author of this study was able to conclude that the spinal degeneration and misalignment in these cadavers occurred BEFORE the organ disease – this tells us how important it is to catch these spinal misalignments as soon as possible!
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Reference: Winsor, H. Sympathetic segmental disturbances – 11. The evidence of the association, in dissected cadavers, of visceral disease with vertebral deformities of the same sympathetic segments, The Medical Times, November 1921, pp/267-271.