Spinal Anatomy Slideshow

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Spinal Anatomy 101

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To understand what’s wrong with your spine—be it scoliosis or a herniated disc—it helps to understand the basics of spinal anatomy. Click on through this slideshow to learn about the different spinal regions, vertebrae, and spinal joints.

As you can see in this illustration, there are 5 spinal regions: the cervical spine, the thoracic spine, the lumbar spine, the sacrum, and the coccyx (or coccygeal region).

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