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Infographic: 5 Facts About Your Spine


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5 facts about your spine. Your spine is your tree of life. Respect it. Chiropractors are your spinal care experts.

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Infographic: 5 Facts About Your Spine

  1. 1. F A C T S A B O U T Y O U R S P I N E 5 4 3 2 12 4 m o v i n g p a r t s Your spine is made up of 24 moving vertebrae, together forming your spinal column. You actually have 33 spinal bones, however several are fused together. Your spine is your "tree of life", Respect it, Chiropractors are your spinal care experts. 7 n e c k v e r t e b r a e Did you know? Both humans and long-necked giraffes have 7 neck vertebrae. Y e s , y o u h a v e a n ' A t l a s ' Your first neck vertebra is sometimes referred to as the 'Atlas', inspired by the ancient Greek Atlas who carried the weight of the world on his shoulders. 5 P r o t e c t s Y o u r S p i n a l C o r d Your spine serves as a protective conduit for your spinal cord and nervous system. Nerves emerge from each of your spinal vertebrae and are responsible for all your nerve functions. B a c k P a i n m o s t c o m m o n p r o b l e m Up to 80% of the community will experience back pain at some point. Lower bain pain is also the leading cause of disability worldwide. Source: