Institue of Sport and Exercise Health
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The spine is not only the continuation of the central nervous system from the brain, but also represents the most complex series of joints and bones anywhere in the body.  The spinal column is made of the vertebrae, discs, muscles and ligaments which keep us upright and provide a great range of movement of our head and trunk.  Running through the centre of the spine is the spinal cord which gives rise to spinal nerves exiting from the spine to control limb function.  We welcome you to learn more about the spine both in terms of its normal anatomy, as well as disorders that can arise from it.