What does the spine do?

Thomas J. Dowling Jr., MD
Orthopedic Surgery
The spine allows for our body to bend and twist into various positions while being able to tolerate loads of our own body weight but also to carry, push or pull objects yet allowing us freedom to use our arms and legs in various configurations. It is the conduit of the part of the nervous system connecting the brain to the rest of our body while also providing protection to the spinal cord and spinal nerves
Gerald M. Silverman
Chiropractic Medicine
The spine strives to perform for the good of the whole body. Your back or spine is a strong, flexible column allowing movement in all directions with strength and endurance well beyond what is adequate to support several times your weight. It is a shock absorber, an anchor for your limbs, and a protector of the central nervous system.
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