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In this series on the human spine anatomy we’ve been reviewing in detail each area of the spine. Vertebrae Anatomy Cervical Region Thoracic Region Lumbar Region Sacrum and Coccyx In the final part, we will take a look at the spine as a whole. Some of this information will be a review of the other […]

The areas of the sacrum and coccyx are the focus for this article on the spinal anatomy. In our series on the anatomy of the spine we started at the top, focusing on the cervical, thoracic and then lumbar region of the spine. Directly below the last lumbar vertebrae, L5, is the sacrum and coccyx. […]

As a continuation in our series on the anatomy of the spine, this article focuses on the anatomy of the lumbar region. Spinal Anatomy Series Vertebrae Anatomy Cervical Region Thoracic Region Lumbar Region Sacrum and Coccyx The Spine as a Whole Lumbar Region The lumbar region of the spine is below the thoracic region. It […]

The Anatomy of Thoracic Spine This is the third part in a series about spinal anatomy. In this article we’ll review the anatomy of the thoracic spine. To view other parts of the series, click on the links below: Vertebrae Anatomy Cervical Region Thoracic Region Lumbar Region Sacrum and Coccyx The Spine as a Whole […]

In the second part of our series on the anatomy of the spine we’ll look at the cervical anatomy. In part 1 we talked about vertebrae anatomy. Now that we have a basic understanding of the anatomy of each individual vertebrae we can start to take a look at how groups of vertebrae work together […]

Understanding spine anatomy is critical in understanding the causes, symptoms and treatment options related to back pain (as well as some hip, shoulder and leg pain). The spine plays several critical roles in the body and is made up of dozens of components including bones called vertebrae. In this article we’ll examine the vertebrae anatomy […]

If you have back pain what should you look for in your mattress selection process? Which is the best mattress for those who suffer from back pain? Several studies done on the subject have concluded that a medium firm mattress (MFM) is the best choice. Study: Effect of Mattress Selection on Muscle and Joint Pain […]

Did you know that issues in your spine can cause you pain in different areas of your body? It’s not uncommon for problems in the spine to cause pain that radiates down the leg. In fact, one study reported that 60% of individuals that brought up back pain to their primary care physician described having […]

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