Do You Really Need Back Surgery? A Surgeon's Guide to Neck and Back Pain and How to Choose Your Treatment

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Spine and Nerve Anatomy

Chapter 5

The Complete Spine
There are usually seven cervical, twelve thoracic, five lumbar and five sacral vertebrae. The vertebrae from each region have similar parts, but the shapes of vertebrae vary considerably from region to region in the spine. Reproduced from Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank Netter, MD, with permission of Icon Learning Systems.
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