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Supraspinous Ligament

The supraspinous ligament, or supraspinal ligament, is a strong, fibrous cord that connects together the apices of the spinous processes of the seventh cervical vertebra to the sacrum; at the point of attachment to the tips of the spinous process, fibrocartilage is developed in the ligament. It is thicker and broader in the lumbar (lower back) than in the thoracic region (chest), and intimately blended, in both places, with the neighboring fascia (tissue).