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Where does the spine meet the hips?
Sacroiliac joints
What are the disks between the vertebrae made up of?
fibrocartilage
Early in life how many bones is the vertebral column made up of?
33
How many true or movable vertebrae are there?
24
the pelvic segments in the last two sections are called what?
false or immovable vertebrae
What vertebral curvatures are there? which are lordotic, and which are kyphotic?
cervical, thoracic, lumbar, pelvic.

lordotic-cervical, lumbar
kyphotic-Thoracic, pelvic
Which curves are primary?
Thoracic and pelvic
Which curves are secondary and how long does it take them to develop?
cervical and lumbar

cervical 3-4 months
lumbar- 1 year to year and a half
any abnormal increase in curvature of the thoracic spine is called what?
what about lumbar?
Kyphosis, lordosis
generally the width of the spine increases at the ___________ and increases to the ______________ where it begins to deline sharply.
2nd cervical vertebrae, superior portion of the sacrum
An abnormal lateral curvature of the spine is called?
scoliosis
the body of the vertebrae is composed of _________ __________ covered by ________ ____________.
cancellous tissue, compact bone
the superior and inferior surfaces of the body are covered by what?
articular cartilage