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Anatomy of the spine
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The spine is one of the most important parts of your body. Without it, you could not keep yourself upright or even stand up. It gives your body structure and support. It allows you to move about freely and to bend with flexibility. The spine is also designed to protect your spinal cord.
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At Birth The spine of a newborn is C- shaped, with one curve At About Six Months As the infant lifts his or her head during the first few months, the neck (cervical) curve and its muscles develop At About Nine Months As the infant learns to crawl and stand, the lower back (lumbar) curve and its muscles develop. Strong back muscles help give your child the strength and balance to walk and run.
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The spine has three major components : the spinal column (i.e., bones and discs) neural elements (i.e., the spinal cord and nerve roots) supporting structures (e.g., muscles and ligaments )
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The spinal column consists of individual bones called vertebrae, the building blocks, which provide support for the spine. These vertebrae are connected in the front of the spine by intervertebral discs. The spinal column consists of: seven cervical vertebrae (C1–C7) i.e. neck twelve thoracic vertebrae (T1–T12) i.e. upper back five lumbar vertebrae (L1–L5) i.e. lower back five bones (that are joined, or "fused," together in adults)
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