Definition of Vertebra:

The individual bones that make up the backbone, through which the spinal cord passes and to which the ribs and back muscles are attached.  The vertebrae are separated by intervertebral discs.

Also: Vertebrae

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Ankylosing Spondylitis

...the condition
“Ankylosing spondylitis is an autoimmune disease which affects collagen structures, specifically the joints between the vertebrae of the spine...”

Bulging Disc

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“...can cause the vertebrae to squeeze the discs between them...”
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Bulging Disc In Lower Back

...the condition
“...A bulging disc in the lower back, known as a Bulging Lumbar Disc, is a common spine injury in which a disc in your lower back (lumbar spine) bulges out of its normal space between two vertebrae, "like a hamburger that is too big for its bun"...”

Bulging Disc In Neck

...the condition
“...A bulging disc simply bulges outside of its normal space between two vertebrae; in a herniated disc, the tough outer layer (annulus) ruptures and the inside (nucleus) leaks out...”

Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

...the condition
“Degenerative Disc Disease is a condition in which the discs between the vertebrae break down, often causing pain and weakness...”

Facet Joints

...related topic
“The flexible joints in the spine that hold together the vertebrae yet still allow the spine to bend and twist...”

Herniated Disc In Neck

...the condition
“...The intervertebral discs between each of the spine's vertebrae act as the spine's shock absorbers...”

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“...A frequently painful condition in which the cartilage (the tough, elastic, fibrous connective tissue) of an intervertebral disc (discs that serve as cushions between the vertebrae) bulges through its protective covering and presses on a nerve...”

Intervertebral Disc

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“The discs in the spine are layers of cartilage that separate adjacent vertebrae.  They act as shock absorbers or 'cushions' and consist of a thick outer layer (annulus) and soft gel-like center (nucleus pulposus).”
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Low Back Pain

...relationship to Dehydration
“The intervertebral discs between the vertebrae in the spine consist of a tough exterior filled with a gel-like substance that is primarily water...”

Neck Arthritis

...the condition
“...The vertebrae in the neck, known anatomically as the cervical vertebrae, begin to degenerate, accompanied by degeneration in the flexible disks of shock-absorbing cartilage that fit between them...”

Poor Bone Health

...the condition
“...Eventually, vertebrae in the spine can crack and compress from even simple activities like bending to tie a shoelace...”

Poor Musculoskeletal Health

...our question about Height loss
“A loss of height can be as a result of the discs between the vertebrae in the spine compressing...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...the condition
“...Folic acid plays a critical role for the developing fetus by preventing neural tube defects such as spina bifida, a condition in which parts of the spinal cord are unprotected by vertebrae, and anencephaly, a fatal defect in which both the skull and most of the brain are missing...”

Spinal Stenosis

...the condition
“...Spinal Stenosis can occur in three areas: the spinal canal, the smaller canals where the nerve roots branch out from the spinal cord, and the openings between vertebrae through which the nerves exit the spine...”

Spinal Tap

...related topic
“...with an injection or cream; sterilizing the area; having the patient curl up on his side while being held securely; passing a needle through the skin at a large space in between two of the lower vertebrae (the needle does NOT pass through bone); slowly advancing the needle until it "pops" through the lining of the spinal canal into an area of spinal fluid (the needle does NOT go into the...”


...related topic
“Inflammation of one or more vertebrae.”

T4 Syndrome

...the condition
“...The upper back (thoracic spine) consists of 12 thoracic vertebrae named T1 to T12 from top to bottom...”

T4 Vertebra

...related topic
“The T4 vertebra is fourth from the top among the 12 thoracic vertebrae at the center of the upper back, which support the rib cage...”
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