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The thoracic spine has the most vertebrae - twelve.

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the individual bones of the spine are called "Vertebrae"


What happened to the vertebrae at the end of the spine?

The vertebrae at the end of the spine are fused to form the coccyx (tailbone).


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What are the four sections of the spine?

In human anatomy the spinal column has been divided into four sections for reference and specificity; the cervical spine, the thoracic spine, the lumbar spine and the sacral spine. The Cervical Spine is the section in the neck area comprised of seven vertebrae starting at the base of the skull and counting down the spine. To refer to the individual vertebrae in that area you would again start at the base of the skull with C1, and then count down to the last cervical vetebra, C7. The cervical spine is made up of C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, and C7. The Thoracic Spine is the next section down the back located in the chest area and is comprised of twelve vetebrae. The ribs connect to the thoracic spine and create a strong skeletal structure that protects the vital organs. The vertebrae in the thoracic spine start with the eighth vertebra down which is called T1 and continued through T12. The third major region of the spine, the Lumbar Spine,starts below the thoracic spine with the thirteenth vertebra, L1, and continues through L5 for most people, although it is not uncommon for some people to have a sixth Lumbar verterbra, L6. When you have a low backache, it is usually in the area of the Lumbar Spine since it is the part of the vertebral column that supports most of the body's weight. The final section of the spine continues from the last lumbar vertebra, number seventeen (or eighteen, if there are six in this section) and down to the pelvis. This is called the Sacral Spine and has only one vertebra, the sacrum, called S1, and the coccyx bone which is also known as the tail bone. The sacrum and coccyx are uniquely shaped.


What is the name of the spine in the neck?

At the very top of the spine are the atlas and axis vertebrae. Beneath them are the cervical vertebrae of the neck, which connect to the dorsal vertebrae of the back. Next are the lumbar vertebrae near the base of the spine, which terminate at the sacrum and coccyx.


What is L5 - S1 located?

They are the names of specific vertebrae in the spine. The anatomy of the spine is sectioned for better identification and specificity. There is the neck area, the cervical spine; the main upper part of the back is the thoracic spine; the area at the "small of the back" is the lumbar spine; the part below that is the Sacral spine (also called the sacrum) which is five fused together vertebrae; and then finally the tailbone is called the coccyx and is actually four fused vertebrae. Each of the vertebra in a section is numbered. There are normally 33 vertebrae in humans (counting the fused ones). There are 7 in the cervical area, 12 in the thoracic area, 5 in the lumbar area, and the 9 making up the sacrum and coccyx. So L5 is the fifth Lumbar vertebra (counting from the top down). It is also the most common vertebra involved in lumbar disorders and low back pain. It is the last of the lumbar vertebrae. L4 is in the general area of the waist or at the highest point of the pelvic bones. So just down from there is L5 and S1 is the next one down.


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