what each part of the vertebrae does
The cervical vertebrae consists of seven vertebrae, which are the smallest and uppermost in location within the spinal column. Together, the vertebrae support the skull, move the spine, and protect the spinal cord
Thoracic vertebrae, located in the mid back, the main function of the thoracic spine is to hold the rib cage and protect the heart and lungs. The twelve thoracic vertebrae are numbered T1 to T12. The range of motion in the thoracic spine is limited.
Lumbar (low back) - the main function of the lumbar spine is to bear the weight of the body.
sacral vertebrae The vertebrae that lie between the lumbar and the caudal vertebrae in the vertebral column.
The function of the sacral vertebrae is to articulate securely with the pelvic girdle, and they are usually fused to form a single bone (the sacrum) to provide a firm support
The coccyx serves as an attachment site for tendons, ligaments, and muscles. It also functions as an insertion point of some of the muscles of the pelvic floor. The coccyx also functions to support and stabilize a person while he or she is in a sitting position.