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
Review Date: 2009-07-10 Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. Keywords: ,durante, músculos, tales, función, tienen, espalda, médula, espinal, rodea, éstos, tronco, puntos, protege, caminar, soporte, costillas, correr, absorber, permiten, extensión, actividades, unión, espina, discos, saltar, flexión, también, dorsal, vertebrales, impactos, estructural, proporciona, la, anatomía, columna, vertebral
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