About seventeen inches long, up to three-quarter on an inch thick, and as flexible as a rubber hose, your spinal cord provides the main link between your brain and the rest of your body. Thirty-one pairs of spinal nerves containing hundreds of thousands of individual nerve fibers emerge through holes in the spinal cord’s bony protector, the spinal column. Thousands more fibers project from the bottom of the spinal cord in a cluster called the cauda equina or horse’s tail before they, too, exit through the spinal column.
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