This article first appeared on Wired UK.
Spina bifida is a condition where the spinal cord is abnormally folded into a ball or a ball and a half.
The spine can bend, but the muscles and tendons are fused.
It can be extremely painful for people with spina bivy syndrome, a rare condition where nerves in the spinal column and vertebrae are fused together and unable to move normally.
The condition affects about one in every 5,000 people, according to the NHS.
People with spinas bifidosis have problems moving the spine and need a spinal surgeon to help them.
A study in the journal BMC Medicine found that more than 80% of people with a spina in their spinal column were able to walk.
If your spine is bent or you have problems with your back, you may have a spinal defect called a thoracic spine.
You can find out more about how your spine works by visiting the NHS website.
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