All of the following are true regarding the posterior longitudinal ligament EXCEPT
(A) It is narrower and weaker than the anterior longitudinal ligament.
(B) It runs within the vertebral canal and connects the vertebral bodies to each other.
(C) It is provided with pain nerve endings.
(D) It helps prevent hyperextension of the vertebral column.
(E) It is attached to the intervertebral discs and the posterior edges of the vertebral bodies.