spine is formed by 33 interlocking bones called vertebrae. Located between each
pair of vertebrae is a disc. The disc is composed of a capsule of connective
tissue surrounding a soft, jellylike center. These discs absorb shock and
provide flexibility within the spine.
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William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
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