Curvature of the spine - in health and illness

Julie I Swann
  • British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, July 2012, Mark Allen Group
  • DOI: 10.12968/bjha.2012.6.7.324

The anatomy of the spine and structural problems

What is it about?

This article explains the structure of the spine and the problems that can arise due to curvature.

Why is it important?

The spine is at the centre of the skeletal structure. It supports the body and, together with the ribcage, protects vital organs.


Mrs Julie I Swann

The spine contains neurological structure which can be damaged if spinal problems occur.

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