Spine Anatomy

Anatomy of the Spine

Introduction

Your spine is one of the most important parts of your body. It gives your body structure and support. Without it you could not stand up or keep yourself upright. Your spine allows you to move about freely and to bend with flexibility. Your spine also protects your spinal cord. The spinal cord is a column of nerves that connects your brain to the rest of your body, allowing you to control your movements. Without a spinal cord you could not move any part of your body, and your organs could not function.

Keeping your spine healthy is vital if you want to live an active life.

The Spinal Column

 
 

Cervical Spine (Neck)

 
 

The Thoracic Spine (Mid Back)

 
 

The Lumbar Spine (Low Back)

 
 

The Sacroiliac

 
 

Important Structures of the Spine

 
 
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. People with conditions limiting rehabilitation should not have this surgery. Only a spine surgeon can tell if shoulder arthroscopy is right for you.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. The performance of shoulder replacements depends on age, weight, activity level and other factors. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. If you have conditions that limit rehabilitation you should not have this surgery. Only a spine surgeon can tell you if shoulder replacement is right for you.