Here is the spinal column. The vertebrae interlock in a flexible way that protects the spinal cord while preserving the ability to bend and twist.
Nerve endings from the spinal cord can be seen coming from the back of the column, off to the sides, where it would spread to the rest of the body.
The human spinal column is made up of 33 bones • 7 vertebrae in the cervical region, • 12 in the thoracic region, • 5 in the lumbar region, • 5 in the sacral region and • 4 in the coccygeal region
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