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How to remember the types and number of Vertebrae in Spine?

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asked Apr 23, 2017 by nanospeck (4,880 points)
How can I remember that there are 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 thoracic vertebrae, 5 lumbar vertebrae.

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answered Apr 23, 2017 by nanospeck (4,880 points)
edited Dec 26, 2018 by nanospeck

It's easy as just remembering the ideal meal timings: 

  • Breakfast at 7:00 am
  • Lunch at 12
  • Dinner at 5:00 pm

Now to remember the type names :

  • 7- Cervical - I usually have cereals for breakfast
  • 12 - Thoracic - We have the breakfast and dinner connection covered so this the only one left. Hence not new conection required
  • 5 - Lumbar - I slumber in bed after dinner


Combining the above two tricks you can easly remember the Spine consists of : 

7 cervical vertebrae, 12 thoracic vertebrae, 5 lumbar vertebrae.

 

Ref: https://www.medicalmnemonics.info/index.php/13/how-to-remember-the-types-and-number-of-vertebrae-in-spine

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