Which Vertebrae relate to what sections of the body?

For those of you that are interested in the groups of vertebrae and to which areas of the body the nerves exiting from between them relate may find this chart of interest:

Given the Anatomical Term of The # of VertebraeRelated to Body AreaAnatomical Abbreviation
Lumbar5 or 6Low BackL1 – L5
Sacrum5 (fused)PelvisS1 – S5

It is worth mentioning some of the functions of the Spinal Column. This will help you understand why correct posture is so crucial to overall well-being.

- Gives Protection to the Spinal Cord, Nerve Roots & many internal organs.
- Is the Base for Attachment of the Ligaments, Tendons & Muscles.
- Gives Structural support for the Head, Shoulders and Chest.
- Connects the Upper and Lower body.
- For Balance and Weight distribution.
- Provides Flexibility and Mobility.
- Allows & controls the following movements -
Flexion (forward bending). Extension (backward bending)
Side bending (left and right). Rotation (left and right)
And a Combination of all the above.