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What does Spinal Decay look like?

This is an “inside” view of the lumbar spine (low back). The spine has been cut down the middle so we can see the inner workings of the vertebral column.

The numbers in white represent the vertebral bodies of the lumbar spine (i.e. L2, L3, L4 and L5).

In this specimen you can see very clearly the “open” nerve windows at the top of the photo as opposed to the “closed” nerve windows lower down the spine.

 

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