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Spine and back

Overview

The back consists of the posterior aspect of the body and includes the vertebral column. Let’s start with some basic concepts about the back and the spine.
  1. Regions of the back and buttocks
    Introduction to the regions of the back and buttocks.
  2. Vertebral column
    Introduction to the vertebral column.

Spine

The spine (or vertebral column) is a bony structure providing the main support within the axial skeleton. Learn below the anatomy of the spine.
  1. Cervical spine
    An overview of the structure, joints and ligaments of the cervical spine.
  2. Thoracic spine
    An overview of the structure, joints and ligaments of the thoracic spine.
  3. Lumbar spine
    An overview of the structure, joints and ligaments of the lumbar spine.
  4. Sacrum and coccyx
    An overview of the structure, joints and ligaments of the sacrum and coccyx.
  5. Craniovertebral joints and ligaments
    An overview of the joints and ligaments of the craniovertebral region.
  6. Joints of the vertebral bodies and arches
    An overview of the joints of the vertebral bodies and arches.
  7. Arteries of the vertebral column
    An overview of the arterial supply of the vertebral column.
  8. Veins of the vertebral column
    An overview of the venous drainage of the vertebral column.

Back

The dorsal trunk is a group structures, including bones and muscles, which define the back. Those structures comprise the dorsal walls of the abdomen and thorax.
  1. Superficial muscles of the back
    Overview of the superficial muscles of the back.
  2. Deep muscles of the back
    Overview of the deep muscles of the back.
  3. Neurovasculature of the back
    Overview of the nerves and vessels of the back and posterior neck.
  4. Costovertebral joints
    Joints between the ribs and vertebrae.

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