The Spine Anatomy Diagram
The spine diagram below highlights all of the vertebrae labeled. You can see the cervical vertebrae labeled at the top, the thoracic vertebrae labeled in the middle and the lumbar vertebrae labeled towards the bottom. Labeled overview of the vertebral column.
About anatomy of the spine. The human spine is a complex anatomic structure that is the scaffolding for the entire body. It provides several important functions, including: Protecting the spinal cord and nerves. Structural support for the body, allowing us to stand upright. The spine supports about half the weight of the body.
Finally, let’s take a look at the spinal column as a whole. When healthcare professionals refer to the different part of the spine, they reference them by the four main areas (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral). Each bone within an area has its own number. The spine is naturally curved.