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Backbone

The largest channel of information on a network. The backbone processes and transmits the greatest amount of data. The size of a backbone is not based on an objective standard, but rather depends on the size of the network.
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Though cervical spine injury is seldom coupled with maxillofacial fracture, it should be alleged when injuries exceed the clavicle bone, as recommended in Advanced Trauma Life Support Manual.
When stretching toward the side of the concavity (for Graham that would he in the left thoracic and right lumbar), the emphasis should be on lengthening the spine to open the compressed ribs on the underside of the body and decrease the protrusion of the ribs on the opposite side.
Beyond the normal seasonal spine renewal cycle, it is not known whether injury to or removal of the primary spine could induce rapid spine replacement.
Torg, the primary mechanism of injury for the cervical spine is axial loading with slight neck flexion.
Svoboda's team considers its data as evidence for a dynamic adult brain in which synapse-based circuits are constantly remodeled by the formation and elimination of dendritic spines, especially in response to new experiences.
Intervertebral foramen (also called neural foramen)--an opening between vertebrae through which nerves leave the spine and extend to other parts of the body.
In a child, if a curvature, located at any part of the spine, measures a deviation of 0 to 20 degrees, simple exercises may help.
With facilities in Ohio and the Netherlands, X-spine brings its philosophy of inventive products, simplicity of design, and intuitive function to spine surgeons and patients worldwide.
Pull against your heels and lift your hips up and towards the front, making your spine as round as you can, like a wheel.
For over 25 years, The Bonati Spine Institute has been the leader in minimally invasive outpatient spine surgery.
Sedation renders patients calm conscious and comfortable during spine surgery.
Adam Deitz, CEO of Ortho Kinematics, says, "I am thrilled to have David Muller and Ken Walker join the team because they bring extensive experience in the spine industry and over the years have developed strong relationships with renowned spine surgeons.