Human Back


Woman's Back Showing Rib and Spine : 3D visualization of the vertebrae and rib cage reconstructed from scanned human data superimposed upon a photograph of a woman's back.

The human back is the large posterior area of the human body, rising from the top of the buttocks to the back of the neck and the shoulders. It is the surface of the body opposite from the chest. The vertebral column runs the length of the back and creates a central area of recession. The breadth of the back is created by the shoulders at the top and the pelvis at the bottom.

Back pain is a common medical condition, generally benign in origin.



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