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MOVEMENTS OF THE SPINE

Anatomy-Spine

MOVEMENTS OF THE SPINE

1. Flexion, extension, lateral flexion - possible in the C/T/L spines.
2. Rotation - possible in T-spine, ATLANTO-AXIAL JOINT.
3. Head nodding - possible in the ATLANTO-OCCIPITAL JOINT.
4. Head rotation - possible in the ATLANTO-AXIAL JOINT.
5. Practically no rotation is possible in the L-spine.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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