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Cervical Spine

  • By: Dino Samartzis & Francis H. Shen
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

The cervical spine is an integral structural unit of the spinal column, responsible for numerous biomechanical functions and the protection of the spinal cord and the exiting neural elements. However, the cervical spine is susceptible to degeneration, injury, infection, deformity, and ...

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