It can be easy to forget how many muscles connect to our vertebral columns. The spine is pivotal to the body’s movements – Literally! Its flexible body helps us move and bend, and the numerous muscles that attach in this area assist with this movement, as well as stabilizing our entire trunk. For those studying the neck and spine, it is vital to understand the location and movements of all of these muscles. We offer several anatomical models to assist students, as well as physicians educating patients, with these incredible muscular structures.
Study the Muscles of the Spine with Anatomical Models
For many students, study of the spinal region’s muscles can be very difficult. The muscles in this region are both superficial and deep, making them sometimes difficult to palpate on a living person, and examining a cadaver is often not a practical option. For those interested in study of these muscles, we suggest these high quality anatomical study aids.
Our backs are a network of incredible muscles, and the erector spinae muscles are vital to our movements. This cluster of muscles and tendons runs the entire length of our spine, sitting comfortably in the groove at the side of our vertebral column. The muscles are protected by the thoracolumbar fascia, a giant membrane, and are responsible for countless functions of our body. Because of the size of the muscles of the back, many models can only show specific segments. One option for those looking for a budget spine that features musculature is the Budget Muscle Spine with Disorders. This spine displays several major muscles, including the scalenes, longus capitis, and several gluteal muscles, all at a budget price point. This model is great for students, or for basic patient education.
For an even more complete picture of the muscles of the back and spine, we suggest adding our Muscles of the Spine Anatomy Chart to your order. This visually stunning chart is a great addition to medical offices, massage therapy studios, physical therapist’s offices, and many more, displaying a detailed representation of the back and spine muscles.
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