The Vault

Here are some amazing facts about your spine that can help you better understand your back pain:

  • When we are born, our spine consists of 33 individual vertebrae. During our lifetime, they fuse together to form 24 vertebrae.
  • The spine’s 5 main sections consist of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum, and coccyx.
  • There’s over 120 muscles found along the spine.
  • Back pain is considered one of the most common ailments in the United States. About 80% of the general American population experience back pain sometime in their lives.
  • To allow fluid movement, there are over 100 joints located in the spine.
  • The cartilage separating the spinal vertebrae accounts for over 25% of the spine’s length.

If you’re suffering from back pain or a spinal condition, don’t hesitate to contact Spine Center of Texas to learn about treatment options. We house a spine surgeon, an interventional pain management specialist, a chiropractic specialist, and an anesthesiologist. When surgery is necessary, it is usually minimally invasive. This means our patients experience less pain, less blood loss, smaller incisions, shorter hospital stays, and shorter recovery times. Get back the life you love by visiting Spine Center of Texas today.

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