Can an Unhealthy Spine Affect Internal Organs?
At the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Henry Winsor conducted an experiment based on chiropractors’ claims that by adjusting the vertebrae they can relieve stomach troubles, ulcers, menstrual cramps, thyroid conditions, kidney disease, constipation, heart disease, lung and other diseases. In this experiment The University of Pennsylvania gave him permission to dissect both human and animal cadavers to see if there was any relationship between any diseased internal organs discovered on autopsy and the vertebrae and nerves that went to the organs. Dr. Winsor dissected 75 human and 72 cat cadavers and found nearly 100% correlation between minor curvatures of the vertebrae and diseases of the internal organs.
All 20 cases with heart and pericardium conditions had the upper five thoracic vertebrae misaligned (T1-T5)
All 26 cases of lung disease has spinal misalignments in the upper thoracic area
All 9 cases of stomach disease had spinal misalignment in the mid-thoracic (T5-T9) area.
All 13 cases of liver disease had misalignments in the mid-thoracic area (T5-T9)
All 5 cases with gallstone disease had spinal misalignments in the mid-thoracic area (T5-T9)
All 3 cases with pancreas disease had spinal misalignments in the mid-thoracic area (T5-T9)
All 11 cases with spleen disease had spinal misalignments in the mid-thoracic area (T5-T9)
All 17 cases with kidney disease were out of alignment in the lower thoracic area (T10-T12).
Prostate and Bladder Disease
All 8 cases with prostate disease had the lumbar vertebrae misaligned
2 cases with uterine conditions had the second lumbar misaligned
Source: Winsor, H. Sympathetic segmental disturbances. The evidence association, in dissected cadavers, of visceral disease with vertebrae deformities of the same sympathetic segments. Medical times. Nov 1921, 49 pp 267-271