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  • n  the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
  • n  any sharply pointed projection
  • n  a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
  • n  the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved
    the title and author were printed on the spine of the book
  • n  a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin

  • The earlier spine fractures are diagnosed, the earlier they can be treated before they compromise the shape of the spine or lead to debilitation.
  • Some orthopedists operate on the spine, but most of us, though trained in spine surgery, do not.
  • An X-ray of the human shoulder An experimental drug has successfully reduced hip and spine fractures in the two largest patient populations at risk for osteoporosis .
News & Articles

  • New spine stimulator allows man to live without back pain
    A Hempfield Township man said a new spine stimulator is letting him live without back pain for the first time in 14 years. George Hoak loves to walk, but he could barely take 50 steps without feeling intense pain. “The pain gets so severe and burning on your hips and across your back and down your legs that you just had to stop,” he said. He tried medication, physical therapy and surgery, but ...
    June 14, 2013 - WPXI Pittsburgh
  • Differences in Outcomes of Cervical Spine Surgery at Teaching versus Non-Teaching Hospitals
    For patients undergoing surgery on the cervical (upper) spine, overall rates of complications and death are higher at teaching hospitals than at non-teaching hospitals, reports a study in the June 1 issue of Spine. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.
    June 12, 2013 - Newswise
  • Alphatec Spine Postpones 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to June 21, 2013 and Supplements Proxy Statement
    CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. , the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets physician-inspired solutions for patients ...
    June 11, 2013 - GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  • Harry Reid in New York Times
    Alberto Gonzales was never the right man for this job,said Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader. "He lacked independence, he lacked judgment, and he lacked the spine to say 'no' to Karl Rove."
  • Thad Cochran in International Herald Tribune
    This year, Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi said the thought of a McCain presidency "sends a cold chill down my spine."
  • Michael Vick in New York Times
    It was as loud as it gets in the Dome,said Vick, who teared up on the bus ride over to the stadium. "I heard the chants all through the stadium and it sent chills down my spine. They were just letting me know that people still appreciate...

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