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Understanding Spine
 
 
To better understand scoliosis, we first have to take a look at the role of the spine. The spine is the framework of the trunk that:

•  Supports the head
•  Supports the thoracic cage
•  Supports the upper arms
•  Is embedded in the pelvis, which is supported by the legs.

Its functions are vital because:

•  It protects the spinal cord.
•  It allows proper functioning of the lungs and heart.

Its role in locomotion is to:

•  Allow proper body balance.
•  Control movement harmony and magnitude.

 
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