Vertebral Column. Do Now. Type 2 Writing 4 minutes to write 5 things from last class. Spine. The spine (vertebral column) spans from the base of the spine, all the way to the pelvis Function – Major core support and protects the spinal cord C urvature Kyphosis (hunch back) Lordosis.
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Type 2 Writing
4 minutes to write 5 things from last class
Cervical Sprain (Whiplash)
Disks, specifically lumbar, are subjected to constant, intense stress
Stress can cause degeneration, tears and cracks in fibrous disk tissue
Tears in the tissue can cause the fluid to fall out and compress the nerves of the spinal cord
Occurs from a sudden snap of the head
Pain might not be present initially, but almost always appears the day after the trauma
A birth defect when the vertebrae do not form around the spinal cord
Mild cases might not need treatment
Severe cases can require surgery
Answer Questions 14-16 on pg. 158 (?)