The backbone is also called the vertebral column. This structure consists of bones called the vertebrae. The human vertebral column contains 33 vertebrae divided into seven cervical, 12 thoracic, five lumbar, five sacral... More »

The human backbone, also referred to as the vertebral column, protects the spinal cord. The spinal cord serves as a link between the body and the brain, therefore needs protection to prevent irreversible damage, as it is... More »

An adult human backbone has 24 vertebral bones, referred to as the presacral vertebrae. At birth, the human spine consists of 33 individual bones. Some portions interact and fuse when an individual reaches adulthood. More »

The websites CliffsNotes.com, AcupunctureProducts.com and MassageSupplies.com provide free detailed diagrams of the vertebral column. An article about the vertebral column on Wikipedia.org also features detailed images o... More »

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Floating ribs are the eleventh and twelfth pair of ribs which are only connected to a person's backbone and not to the sternum. They're not even connected to other ribs, as the false ribs are. In some people, the tenth p... More »

The human backbone, also referred to as the vertebral column, protects the spinal cord. The spinal cord serves as a link between the body and the brain, therefore needs protection to prevent irreversible damage, as it is... More »

There are 33 vertebrae in the spinal column divided into five sections: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral and coccyx vertebrae. Each vertebra has a body, an arch and multiple spinal processes, according to Mayfield Clin... More »

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