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Where is the spinal cord in the body?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The spinal cord runs through a column of open space that is created when the bones of the spine, called the vertebrae, are stacked on top of each other. The animation tells you more about where the spinal cord is located.




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