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 Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics

Current as ofJune 4, 2014

Current as of: June 4, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics