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The spine (backbone) is a column of bones (vertebrae) stacked on top of one another. Each vertebra has a hole in its center. The spinal canal is the opening in the vertebrae through which the spinal cord runs.
Last Revised: February 13, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
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