the spine

give 7 functions of the spine
protect the spinal cord
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stabilise the thorax
movement in all directions
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support the head, shoulder and rib cage
force transfer
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shock absorb
attachment for muscles and ligaments
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how many vertebrae in: the neck
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lumbar region
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kyphosis is spine curvature in which direction
concave anteriorly
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where in the spine has kyphosis
thoracic and sacro-coccygeal
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which 2 curves are secondary curves
cervical and lumbar - lordosis
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what is scoliosis
lateral curvature of the spine
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what joins the vertebral arch to the vertebral body
the pedicles
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what joints to make the spinous process
the lamina
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what shape is the body
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where do the nerves run
in transverse foramen in trans. processes
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what do the facets allow
45' angle for axial rotation and lateral bending
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c1 is what bone and what characteristics
atlas - no body or spinous process
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c2 is what bone with what charateristiscs
axis - normal but with ens process
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transverse costal facets allow what
articulation with the ribs
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how is body shaped
heart with circular foramen
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spinous process shape
long, sloping down
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what do the facets allow
rotation mostly
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what is their main function
weight bearing
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spinous process shape
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foramen shape
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facets allow what movement
lock for stability and flexion/extension
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sacral vertebrae S1-S5 (fused)
articulate with innominates
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coccyx is what
3-5 fused bones
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articulation between intervertebral is what joint type
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vertebral facet articulations are what type
non-axial diarthrotic
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intervertebral discs are made up of what
annulus fibrosus (outer ring) and nucelus pulposus (elastic ball)...... 80% water
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anterior longitudinal
limits extension
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posterior longitudinal
limits flexion
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ligamentum flavum
limits flexion
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interspinous ligaments
limits flexion
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supraspinous ligmaments
limits flexion
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intertransverse ligaments
limit lateral flexion
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cervical muscles causing flexion
longus capitis and colli, scalenus, sternoleidomastoid, supra and infra-hyphoids
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thoracic and lumbar muscles causing flexion
rectus abdominus, psoas major, external and internal abdominal obliques,
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muscles causing extension
splenius capitus and cervisis (cervical), erector spinae, semispinalis, 6 deep muscles
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(extension) - erector spinae. 3 branches are
iliocostalis, longissimus and spinalis
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outside muscle, lumbar, thoracic, cervical
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middle - thoracic, cervical and capitis
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inner muscle - thoracic and cervical
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(extension) semispinalis
thoracic, cervical and capitis
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(extension) what are the 6 deep muscles
mutlifidis, rotatores (longus and brevis), interspinalis, intertransversus, levator costae (longus and brevis)
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muscles causing lateral flexion exclusively
levator scapulae, quadratus lumborum
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support the head, shoulder and rib cage


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shock absorb


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how many vertebrae in: the neck


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