Your spine is a column of bones that forms your axial skeleton and provides stability and flexibility for the rest of your body. The spine also serves as protection for the spinal cord.
This video provides a brief overview of the anatomy of your spine. The spine consists of 33 vertebral bones that are stacked vertically and connected by facet joints, which allow movements between the bones. Your vertebrae are also stabilized by a series of ligaments and separated by intervertebral discs, which serve as shock absorbers. Check out this clip to learn more about the different areas of the spine.
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