Relating to the spinal presence of cartilage, cartilage is the flexible, slippery, connective tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint. Cartilage is also found in other parts of the body like the knee and ear, but in the spine healthy cartilage allows bones to glide over one another. Cartilage also absorbs energy from the shock of physical movement. The intervertebral disc is cartilage as well made mostly of water, 65% to 80% water content.
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