A network of thirty-one pairs of nerves continue throughout the body from the spinal cord. These nerves are responsible for controlling all sensation and movement within the body by communicating messages to and from the brain.
Without the spinal ligaments, the vertebrae wouldn’t be able to stay in place or remain connected together. Ligaments also add stability to the spine and grant protection of the discs themselves. There are three major ligaments of the spine:
When addressing conditions of the spine, it is important to understand the anatomy of the spine. This is the first in a series of blogs about the spine, and begins by discussing the structure of the spine and how the spinal column functions.