Vertebral Column Diagram
Vertebral column. The vertebral column, also known as the spinal column, is a flexible column that encloses the spinal cord and also supports the head. It consists of various groups of vertebrae and is divided into five different areas.
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.
Vertebrae. The spine, vertebral column, or backbone is defined as the bony structure that runs from the inferior aspect of the occipital bone of the skull to the tip of the coccyx. However, the spinal cord is the tubular nervous tissue that travels through the vertebral canal of the vertebral column.