Anatomy of the spine:
The spine is a crucial structure in the body. It has three major functions important for everyday life:
- Protection: the spinal cord, nerve roots and several organs within the body are protected by the spine.
- Structure: the spine provides structural support to withstand load and hold you upright.
- Movement: the spine allows movement in multiple directions.
The spine can be broken down into five sections – cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum and coccyx. The spine has ...