Spinal Planes

To help further understand and describe the anatomy, spine specialists often refer to specific body planes. A body plane is an imaginary flat, two-dimensional surface that is used to define a particular area of anatomy.

Anatomical planes

Frontal or Coronal Plane

Divides the front and back halves of the entire body.

Median or Sagittal Plane

Divides the left and right sides of the entire body.

Transverse or Axial Plane

Divides the body at the waist (top and bottom halves of the body).






Spinal Conditions

Dr. Andrew Moulton treats the following conditions. Select a condition from the list below for more information.

Butterfly Foundation


With the Butterfly Foundation, Dr. Moulton and his colleagues teach spine surgery in communities that need it around the world. See a short video, then learn more about the foundation here.