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  • Writer's pictureDr. Rory Dopps

Understanding the Sacrum: Its Role in Your Health and Well-being

Updated: Jul 11, 2023

An anatomical illustration of the human spine


As we continue our exploration of spinal health, we now arrive at the sacrum. This large, triangular bone at the base of the spine plays a significant role in our overall health and well-being.

Understanding the Sacrum

The sacrum is located at the lower end of the spine, just below the lumbar vertebrae. It's part of the complex network of bones, nerves, and muscles that allow for the flexibility and movement of the lower back and pelvis.

The sacrum and its associated nerves are responsible for transmitting signals related to the control and sensation of different parts of the lower body, including the buttocks, pelvic organs, and parts of the lower limbs.

Nerve Function and Potential Symptoms

The nerves associated with the sacrum primarily control the buttocks, pelvic organs, and parts of the lower limbs.

When there's a misalignment or subluxation at the sacral level, it can lead to a variety of symptoms due to the compression of the nerve root. These can include conditions like sciatica, sacroiliac conditions, or certain types of pelvic disorders.

Chiropractic Care and the Sacrum

Chiropractic care can play a crucial role in maintaining the health of the sacrum. By correcting misalignments or subluxations at the sacral level, chiropractic adjustments can alleviate the associated symptoms, enhance the function of the nerves, and support overall nervous system function.


Understanding the role of each vertebral level in our health is crucial for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If you're experiencing symptoms that might be associated with a sacral misalignment, don't hesitate to seek help. Schedule your chiropractic adjustment online today at and start your journey towards optimal health. Our team at Dopps Chiropractic is committed to supporting you in all aspects of health, including enhancing your body's natural resilience.

In our next blog post, we'll explore more about the role of the coccyx in health and the symptoms that can be associated with its misalignment. Stay tuned!


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