Cage
A cylindrical metal device often made of titanium which can be placed between two vertebral bodies to provide structural support.
Calcification
A process which occurs during aging where normal tissues become harder due to increased calcium content.
Cauda Equina
A group of spinal nerve roots located below the spinal cord in the vertebral canal.
Cervical
Refers to the neck. There are seven cervical vertebrae in the neck.
Coccygeal
The lowest tip of the spine, also known as the tailbone.
Corpectomy
A term which describes the removal of the vertebral body, frequently performed to remove pressure off the spinal cord.