Together, the spinal cord and brain compose the central nervous system. Just as the skull protects the brain, the vertebrae (back bones) create a protective barrier around the spinal cord. The nerves branching from these vital structures instruct the body to move and perform a wide variety of other functions.
This video provides a brief introduction to the anatomy of the spinal cord and how it functions. The host discusses injuries that can occur in the spinal cord and how they affect body function. Watch to learn more about the importance of the spine.
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