A 32-year-old member asked:
Which bone protects the spinal cord and supports the upper body?
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
Vertebral column: The vertebrae which houses the spinal cord protects the cord and supports the body. We have, including the fused sacral vertebrae, 33 vertebrae, with a fibrous disc between each, that are connected with strong ligaments and muscles that support our body and protect our cord.
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Last updated Apr 7, 2016
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