The back supports the weight of the body, allowing for flexible movement while protecting vital organs and nerve structures.
This article looks at the anatomy of the back, including bones, muscles, and nerves. It also covers some common conditions and injuries that can affect the back.
Click on the interactive model below to explore the anatomy of the back.
The back comprises the spine and spinal nerves, as well as several different muscle groups. The sections below will cover these elements in more detail.