how are vertibral columns work


Asked by dwivedishreyash8 | 17th Jul, 2021, 09:08: PM

Expert Answer:

  1. The backbone is also called the vertebral column or the spinal column.
  2. It is composed of 26 ring-like bones called vertebrae, which are connected to each other. They can be divided into five groups according to the region they occupy.
  3. The vertebral column has a characteristic S-shaped curve.
  4. This helps in balancing the body when in erect position and prevents the column from breaking.
  5. The curve acts as a pressure and shock absorber while performing physical activities such as running, walking etc.

Answered by Shiwani Sawant | 20th Jul, 2021, 10:12: AM