You’re only given one spine and there are only a few replacement parts via orthopaedic surgery! Why wouldn’t you take care of a body that provides mobility, function, feeling, digestion, thought and so much more that we can’t begin to list them all.
The vertebral or spinal column are terms used to describe your entire "backbone". The spinal column has four key functions:
- To protect your brain and spinal cord
- To support your hips, legs, shoulders and arms
- To serve as an attachment to muscles and permit you to stand and move
- To support your head and ribs