vertebra

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vertebra

one of the bony segments of the spinal column

vertebra

[′vərd·ə·brə]
(anatomy)
One of the bones that make up the spine in vertebrates.
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In either case there is a narrowing of the space between the vertabrae, resulting in local pain of the lower back, or pain that shoots further down the posterior or lateral side of the leg.
Missing from the Diamonds lineup will be Australian Christian Henry who suffered two broken vertabrae in a crash at Leicester recently so his side use the rider replacement rule.
In addition, a variety of modalities may be utilized, such as balancing the physical parts of the body through spinal manipulation, allowing for unimpeded vagal nerve tone through visceral manipulation of the stomach and thoracic vertabrae, and incorporating relaxation techniques.
Chiropractic spinal adjustment relieves pressure on nerves, allows vertabrae to move naturally thereby permitting the body to function normally.
If you twist your neck around a lot there are these kind of fragile arteries that go through the vertabrae, called the vertrebral arteries, and their linings can get torn and produce clots.
Vertebral deformities due to compression fractures were discovered both in the dorsal and lumbar vertabrae (Figure 2), and the patient was hospitalized for differential diagnosis.
It can cause back pain, and if many vertabrae are involved it may affect breathing.