About the spine

Cervical section

Injuries and damage to the cervical section are caused by unnatural head posture, sudden movements and jerks, incorrect head position during sleep, insufficient exercise of neck muscles… Damage to the upper vertebrae (vertebrae 1 to 4) can cause headaches and migraine; however, injuries are more frequent in the lower section of the cervical spine (vertebrae 5 to 7). The compression of nerve roots in the neck causes the radiation of pain to the shoulders, elbows, arms, and even wrists and fingers. You may feel pins and needles, feel numbness in your arms, lack movement control, the arms may even become pale and tense. With gentle manipulation, TBM relaxes the tightened neck muscles, improves circulation in the neck section, eliminates smaller problems (stiff neck in the morning, reduced lateral and frontal mobility, etc) and significantly alleviates pain in incurable conditions, such as degenerative disc disease and radiation of pain to the extremities.

Thoracic section

The thoracic section usually sustains the least injuries and causes the least problems. Thoracic vertebrae are relatively immobile and therefore less susceptible to injury than cervical and lumbar vertebrae. Nerves are thinner here than in the cervical and lumbar spine, therefore minor narrowing of the spinal canal does not cause compression injuries so quickly. Problems usually appear as blockages. Acute pain is usually a result of wrong movements, fall shocks, or sudden gestures during sport activities. A burning pain between the shoulder blades which disappears during rest is due to bad posture and insufficient strength of the whole shoulder musculature, as well as back and abdominal muscles. These problems are quickly removed by therapy and regular exercise. TBM resolves knots in the tightened muscular tissue and stretches the shoulder blades, assisting the correction of the thoracic posture.

Lumbar-sacral section

The most frequent cause of problems in this section is damage to one or more intervertebral discs. These gradually degenerate in everybody, but not everybody experiences problems. The most problematic are people in the active life period (between 30 and 50 years of age). Insufficient or uneven exercise leads to discs degeneration, since they do not receive enough nutrients (after 25 years of age, the discs in the lumbar-sacral section can only receive nutrition through movement) and lose their fluids. Disc hernia is the most frequent cause of pain in this section; other causes include cramps, partial dislocations of the smaller spinal joints, tumours, and neglected or incorrectly treated injuries. TBM is very successful in alleviating all kinds of problems in the lower back, including chronic sciatica and lumbago. With strong massage and mild manipulation, the pain is greatly reduced. The lower spine has better circulation and is warmed up naturally, the discs receive the nutrients, and muscle tension is reduced. TBM eradicates up to 60% of all problems in this part of the spine.