2 This 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.
3 The 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
4 These 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.
5 weight of the upper body. Sacral5 fused vertebraeThese are fused to thepelvis and support theweight of the upper body.
6 Please start the presentation in slide show mode Coccyx4 fused vertebraThese form the base of thevertebral column and act asa base for muscles to attach