The Structure of the Spine
The spine and its surrounding structures are a very complex system giving a combination of considerable strength and protection to the delicate structures within them, while providing the flexibility and range of movement to allow our activity.
Good detail of the anatomy is given at this site.
There is a clear and helpful interactive video of the anatomy of the spine itself which you can access at this link.
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Page updated 15/02/2016