Spinal Glossary: V

  • vertebrae: Bones that makes up the spine. (Vertebra is the singular form of vertebrae.)
  • vertebroplasty: Procedure to repair fractures related to osteoporosis, where glue-like cement material is injected into a collapsed vertebra.
  • vertebra: A bone that makes up the spine. (Vertebrae is the plural form of vertebra.)
  • vertebral subluxation: Significant misalignment or displacement of one or more vertebrae in the spine. Subluxation can result in painful nerve compression in the spinal column and lead to chronic back and neck pain without treatment.