Intervertebral Disc

Intervertebral Disc

in·ter·ver·te·bral disk

\ˌin-tər-ˈvər-tə-brəl\ disk\


There are a number of these discs in the human body, located between adjacent vertebrae in the spine. Every disc forms a fibrocartilaginous joint that allows the vertebrae to move slightly, and it also acts as a ligament to ensure the vertebrae are held together. We also need intervertebral discs because they act as shock absorbers.


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