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What are Vertebral Discs?

July 26, 2014
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Vertebral discs are the spinal column’s shock absorbers. The discs cushion the vertebral bones and allow the spine to twist and bend. Vertebral discs are composed of two main parts: a soft, inner nucleus called the nucleus pulposus, and a tough firbous outer wall called the annulus […]

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Anatomy of the Spine: Coccyx

July 11, 2014
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The coccyx, also known as the tailbone, is located at the base of the spine and is made up of three to five vertebrae that partially or completely fuse together during adolescence, forming a triangular shape. When a person is sitting, this structure bears the weight of the […]

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Components of the Spine: Facet Joints

July 1, 2014
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Facet joints are located between the bones of the spine, also known as vertebrae. Facet joints allow for a limited amount of flexibility in the spine while also offering a degree of stability to the entire structure. Each vertebra has one pair of facet joints adjacent to each […]

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Components of the Spine: Discs

June 10, 2014
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There is a total of 23 discs in the spine. These discs are located between vertebrae and function primarily as shock absorbers. They also help to hold the vertebrae of the spine together and act as joints by permitting limited mobility of the spine.

There are two portions […]

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