The Lumbar Spine

Commonly referred to as the lower back, the Lumbar Spine is made up of five vertebrae (L1-L5) located toward the bottom of the spine. Nerves exiting through the Lumbar Spine are responsible for several vital bodily functions. The vertebrae are the largest of all and are supported by some of the strongest muscles in the body.

Very large nerves exit through the Lumbar Spine and some control the bigger muscles in the body, the lower back, thighs, legs, calves, and feet. Joints are also supplied from here. The sciatic nerve originates from this area of the spine.

Nerves exiting the Lumbar Spine are also responsible for supplying many organs and tissues including the large intestines, appendix, reproductive organs, the bladder, prostate gland and more.

Subluxations can result in quite a bit of pain in the lower back and legs. Often times Sciatic pain is a problem. Other potential problems due to subluxations include numbness in the back or legs, muscles spasms, weakness, scoliosis, and joint problems.

If organs supplied by nerves are affected by subluxation, possible symptoms include constipation, diarrhea, cramps, varicose veins, bladder problems, menstrual problems, infertility, bed-wetting, urination problems, and poor circulation.