Spine Anatomy Video Library

Learn about spinal anatomy and how various conditions can cause pain and discomfort.

Cervical Disc Anatomy Animation

There are 6 intervertebral discs in the cervical spine. They enable the highly mobile spine to move in all directions while supporting the neck and head.

Cervical Muscle Anatomy Animation

Neck muscles work together with tendons and ligaments to support and move the neck and head. Tendons are connective tissue that attach muscle to bone, whereas ligaments attach bones to other bones.

Cervical Nerve Anatomy Animation

There are 8 pairs of spinal nerves in the cervical spine, labeled C1 to C8. These nerves play important roles in sending messages to and from the spinal cord.

Cervical Spinal Cord Anatomy Animation

One of the cervical spine’s important roles is to protect the spinal cord as nerve cells communicate with each other throughout the body.

Cervical Spine Anatomy Video

The cervical region of the spine (neck) consists of seven vertebrae. Learn how the spinal discs function and how various conditions can cause neck pain and/or radiating pain.

Cervical Vertebrae Anatomy Animation

The upper cervical vertebrae are smaller and more mobile, while the lower ones are bigger to handle heavier loads from the neck and head.

Lumbar Spine Anatomy Video

Learn how the lumbar spinal discs function and how lower back conditions can cause back pain and/or radiating pain.

Spinal Motion Segment: C1-C2 (Atlantoaxial Joint) Animation

The C1 C2 spinal motion segment provides rotational motion, supports the head, and protects the spinal cord and nerve pathways.

Spinal Motion Segment: C2-C5 Animation

The C2-through-C5 spinal motion segments are located in the middle portion of the cervical spine. They include 3 separate spinal segments: C2 C3, C3 C4, and C5.

Spinal Motion Segment: C5-C6 Video

The C5 C6 spinal motion segment helps provide neck flexibility, supports the upper cervical spine and head, and protects the spinal cord and nerve pathways.

Spinal Motion Segment: C6-C7 Animation

The C6 C7 spinal motion segment helps provide neck flexibility, supports the cervical spine and head, and protects the spinal cord and nerve pathways.

Spinal Motion Segment: C7-T1 (Cervicothoracic Junction) Animation

The C7 T1 spinal motion segment provides minimal flexibility, supports the neck and head above, and protects the spinal cord and nerve pathways.

Spine Anatomy Overview Video

See illustrations of spinal anatomy and learn about components of the spine to help you better understand various sources of back pain and other back problems.