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How many bones are in the spine?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The spine is made of a stack of more than 30 bones called vertebrae.  They support the upper body’s weight and house the spinal cord.  The animation tells you more about the spine.



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