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The functions of the spine are apparently divergent: axial stabilisation of the upright position and mobility, indispensable for the movement of the segments. The spine plays a crucial role, together with the skull, in the protection of the neuraxis and enables the connection with other organs through the foramina crossed by the nervous roots. We can therefore logically distinguish between the containing part and the content of the spine, the first one consisting of the bones, muscles, and ligaments of the vertebral column and the second one consisting of the spinal cord and cauda equina, nervous roots, meninges, epidural vessels, and adipose tissue.

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Crispino, M., Crispino, E. (2015). Spine. In: Olivetti, L. (eds) Atlas of Imaging Anatomy. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10750-9_2

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