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Which bone protects the spinal cord and supports the upper body?

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Dr. Robert Kent
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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