What does the spinal cord do?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The spinal cord is part of your nervous system. It carries signals that control the body’s movements and convey sensations. It is housed inside the column of bones called the spine or spinal column. Watch to learn more about the spine and spinal cord.

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