The spine is an extension of our brain. Its job is to keep us upright and moving, enabling us to perform a vast array of activities as well as going from place to place. When something happens to the spine, it means a heck of a lot of pain and suffering for us. So what do you know about this incredibly important bodily part?
How many bones make up the spine?
Complete the sentence: If you break your spine, you won't be able to...
Move the part of the body below the injury
Move the part of the body above the injury
True or False: The Lumbar spine is the part that makes the lower back.
From the side, our spine looks like the letter...
What is a slipped disc?
The discs are like shock absorbers that cushion the bones of the spine. When one of them tears and the liquid comes out, that can cause pain, weakness or numbness.
It's when there's a tear and liquid is coming out of the disc
It's when one of the vertebrae comes out of alignment
It's when two of the vertebrae are touching
It's when a vertebrae gets a fracture
Which of these is NOT part of the spine?
Which sleep positions is best for your back?
Sleeping on your back puts extra pressure on it. You can reduce that by sleeping with a couple of pillows under your knees. Resting on your side with a pillow between your knees also helps.
True or False: For a hurt back, a week of bed rest is best
True, the only thing that helps is immobilization
False, no more than a couple of days and then exercise carefully
The vertebrae are the bones making up the spine. They are divided into 5 groups. Which of these is NOT one of them?
The missing one here is Sacrum, for the area of the hip.
Going from up to down, what is the proper order of the spine parts?
Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Sacrum, Coccyx
Sacrum, Thoracic, Lumbar, Cervical, Coccyx
Coccyx, Sacrum, Thoracic, Lumbar, Cervical
Thoracic, Lumbar, Cervical, Coccyx, Sacrum
A sprain or strain of the ligaments and muscles in the back is one of the most common causes of back pain. How can a sprain or strain occur?
Incorrect form in exercising
In a fall or vehicular accident
Spondylolysis can cause back pain in young athletes. What is it?
An inflammation of the pelvic
A stress fracture of the vertebra
Unfortunately it doesn't seem like you know all that much about your spine, and that's hazardous, because it can be a very susceptible part of our bodies. How about a second try, or, alternatively, you can check out your mistakes.
You know more about the human spine than your average Joe, and you know most of what its functions are and how it does them. However, you still did not get the highest score, and there is some room for improvement. What do you say, care to try again? If not, you can always have a look at your mistakes.
Well you certainly have a lot of knowledge about the human spine! You achieved high scores and that means you know a lot more than the average Joe about spines and back pain. You probably know how to be careful and so have a good idea of how to maintain a good and healthy spine. Congratulations, you aced this quiz!