Anatomía de la columna vertebral

La columna vertebral proporciona soporte estructural al tronco y rodea y protege la médula espinal. La columna vertebral también proporciona puntos de unión para los músculos de la espalda y para las costillas. Los discos vertebrales tienen la función de absorber los impactos durante actividades tales como caminar, correr y saltar. Éstos también permiten la flexión y extensión de la espina dorsal.Anatomía de la columna vertebral

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Last reviewed 4/16/2013 by C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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