Spinal Canal

Spinal Canal

Picture of the spinal canal

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The spine (backbone) is a column of bones (vertebrae) stacked on top of one another. Each vertebra has a hole in its center. The spinal canal is the opening in the vertebrae through which the spinal cord runs.

ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics

Current as ofNovember 29, 2017

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