# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Physical/Occupational Therapy II Task 1018606908

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the general effects of aging and injury on the structure and function of the vertebral column.

Definition

Description should include
  • osteoporosis
  • degenerative disc disease (DDD)
  • herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP)
  • arthritis
  • spinal stenosis.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What happens to the vertebral disc as we age?
  • What is scoliosis?