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What is the spinal cord?

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The spinal cord is the major bundle of nerves carrying nerve impulses to and from the brain to the rest of the body. Rings of bone, called vertebrae, surround the spinal cord. These bones are the spinal column or back bones.

From: Spinal Cord Injury and Pain WebMD Medical Reference

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National Spinal Cord Injury Association.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 15, 2017

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National Spinal Cord Injury Association.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 15, 2017

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