Importance of Healthy Spine
The spine, also called as backbone, extends from necks to tailbones. The spine contain 33 small bones, which are called vertebrae. The part of the spine at neck region is called cervical spine, which contain 7 vertebrae. There are 12 vertebrae in the upper and mid back behind the chest (thoracic spine) and 5 in the low back or lumbar spine. Five bones of tailbone region fuse together to form the sacrum and below that is the coccyx, formed by 4 bones.
Function of the spine is:- The spine is an important part of the body. Without Spine, one can not be able to stand upright. The spine covers and protects the spinal cord, absorbing shock and allowing us to flexible neck movements like rotation in sides and back movements like bending and twisting. Spine provides:-
1. Movement – to body
2. Support – to head
3. Structure – to body
4. Protection – to central nervous system
5. Coordination – to muscles
6. Control – to body movements
Therefore a healthy spine, coupled with a healthy nervous system, is crucial for healthy body. Any deviation of spinal structure or function may cause irritation of the central nervous. Theses changes in spine can cause severe problems.
Injury to the Spine results in pain, inflammation, deformity and other structural problems in spine.