Vertebrae Diagrams

This set of printable vertebrae diagrams will help you study the components of the vertebrae. Equipped with the labels for each part, study the structures of the human vertebrae and make sure to save or download for your own reference. Check out the first vertebrae diagram provided below. You can simply click on the diagram to enlarge and download it easily.

vertebrae diagram blank
vertebrae diagram blank
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The human spinal cord consists of nerves that connect the brain to nerves in the body. It is surrounded for most of its length by the bones (vertebrae) that form the spine. These vertebrae are the 33 individual bones that interlock with each other to form the spinal column. The vertebrae are numbered and divided into regions: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum, and coccyx. Only the top 24 bones are moveable; the vertebrae of the sacrum and coccyx are fused. The vertebrae in each region have unique features that help them perform their main functions. Try to understand each part of the spinal cord by looking at the following vertebrae diagram below.

vertebrae diagram cervical
vertebrae diagram cervical
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vertebrae diagram labeled
vertebrae diagram labeled
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The spinal cord has a varying width, ranging from 13 mm (1/2 in) thick in the cervical and lumbar regions to 6.4 mm (1/4 in) thick in the thoracic area. Your spinal cord is protected by the vertebral column (spinal column or backbone). The following diagrams show you the lumbar and cervical piece of the human vertebrae.

vertebrae diagram lumbar
vertebrae diagram lumbar
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vertebrae diagram simple
vertebrae diagram simple
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