Anatomía de la columna vertebral

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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.

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  • Last Reviewed on 05/02/2011
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