Problem

Curvature of spine

Other Names:
Scoliosis
Kyphosis
Dowager’s Hump
Forward head posture
Nature:

The vertebral column, also known as the backbone or spine, is part of the axial skeleton. The vertebral column is the defining characteristic of a vertebrate in which the notochord (a flexible rod of uniform composition) found in all chordates has been replaced by a segmented series of bone: vertebrae separated by intervertebral discs. The vertebral column houses the spinal canal, a cavity that encloses and protects the spinal cord.

There are about 50,000 species of animals that have a vertebral column. The human vertebral column is one of the most-studied examples.

Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
13.06.2018 – 06:11 CEST