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what are some examples of destructive lesions of the vertebral body?

tuberculosis, hemangiomas, osteoporosis


what may reduce the impact of intervertebral disc loss of integrity on the intervertebral foramen in the cervical and thoracic spine?

joint of Luschka in the cervicals, the costocentral joint in the thoracics


what are examples of osteophyte formation that influence the intervertebral foramen?

bony spurs of the vertebral body and para-articular processes on the lamina


what are examples of acquired alterations of the spinal curves identified in class?

obesity, pregnancy and the use of heavy backpacks


what is the recommended weight of a backpack compared to individual weight for the developing spine?

backpack weight should not exceed 10% individual body weight