Anatomía posterior de la columna vertebral

La columna vertebral está dividida en tres regiones: cervical, torácica y lumbar. Ésta proporciona un soporte estructural para el tronco, así como también rodea y protege la médula espinal. La columna vertebral proporciona además puntos de unión para los músculos de la espalda y las costillas.

Anatomía posterior de la columna vertebral

Revision

Last reviewed 2/7/2011 by Linda Vorvick, MD, Family Physician, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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