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The Vertebral Column
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Meditation - The Vertebral Column
The adult vertebral (spinal) column consists of 26 bones that are grouped as follows:
vertebrae in the neck
vertebrae that articulate with the 12 pairs of ribs
vertebrae of the lower back
which is actually a fusion of 5 sacral vertebrae (fusion occurs from late teens to early 20's)
or "tailbone" which is a fusion of 4 coccygeal vertebrae
are located between adjacent vertebrae. These fibrocartilage discs form strong joints and absorb spinal compression shock.
Herniated (slipped) disc
- protrusion or rupture of an intervertebral disc
- exaggerated lateral bending of spinal column
- "hunchback" exaggerated thoracic curvature
- "swayback" exaggerated lumbar curvature
- congenital defect with incomplete closure of the vertebral column
, often used in obstetrics, is injected into the sacrum at the sacral hiatus.
(spinal tap) spinal fluid is removed using a long needle inserted between L3-L4 or L4-L5.
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