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Understanding Anatomy

Your spine supports your weight. It protects the nerves that carry messages between your brain and body. Your spine is also flexible, so you can stretch, twist, and bend. A healthy spine supports your weight and protects your nerves while letting you move easily throughout the day.

The Shape of Your Spine From the front, your spine forms a straight line. From the side, the spine has three sections: the neck, middle back, and low back . The three sections form three natural, stress -absorbing curves.

Images and text courtesy of Krames Patient Education company

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