Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Anatomy Backbone Study 6 – 6 May 2020
Medium: Marlin Paper, B Pencil
The spinal column (vertebral column or backbone) provides both structural and nervous system support for your entire body.
Made up of 34 bones, the spinal column holds the body upright, allows it to bend and twist with ease, and provides a conduit for major nerves running from the brain to the tips of the toes – and everywhere in between.
A normal vertebral column creates a graceful, double-S curve when viewed from the side of the body. The cervical vertebrae gently curve inward, while the thoracic spine curves gently outward, followed by the lumbar spine, which curves inward again. This structure gives the spinal column great strength and shock-absorbing qualities.
Sacrum and Coccyx
The sacrum (or sacral spine) is a triangular-shape bone located below the last lumbar spinal vertebrae. The sacrum sits between the hip bones and forms the back of the pelvis. The sacrum connects to the pelvis at the left and right side by the sacroiliac joints.
Immediately below the sacrum are 3 to 5 small bones that naturally fuse together at adulthood forming the coccyx or tailbone. Although the tailbone is very small and may seem insignificant, it plays an important role in supporting your weight when you sit.
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