2This supports the weight of the head. The top two Cervical7 VertebraeThis supports the weightof the head. The top twovertebrae allow the headto move up and downand side to side.
3The ribs attach to these. They form part of the rib Thoracic12 VertebraeThe ribs attach to these.They form part of the ribcage and help to protectthe heart and lungs
4These are the largest of the vertebrae. They support Lumbar5 VertebraeThese are the largest ofthe vertebrae. They supporta lot of body weight andprovide a place for musclesto attach. This part of thevertebrae allows the bodyto move forwards andbackwards and from sideto side.
5weight of the upper body. Sacral5 fused vertebraeThese are fused to thepelvis and support theweight of the upper body.
6Please start the presentation in slide show mode Coccyx4 fused vertebraThese form the base of thevertebral column and act asa base for muscles to attach