Your spine is made up of a column of 33 bones, called vertebrae, which are stacked one on top of another like Lego bricks.
There are 7 cervical vertebrae in your neck, which includes one which links to your skull, 12 thoracic vertebrae in your chest, 5 lumber vertebrae in your mid/low back and 5 sacral vertebrae at the bottom of your back and finally 4 bones in your coccyx, which is the tail end of your back.
All these joined together are able to give you the ability to curve and flex your spine.
Attached to your vertebrae are your muscles and ligaments. Ligaments are tough fibres which help to keep everything in place. Nerves appear from gaps between each pair of bones which then supply your muscles and then carry sensations to your brain.
Major muscle groups also support and help to stabilise your spine, providing your spine…
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