The neck, or cervical spine, has 7 bones (vertebrae) with gel-like, rubbery disks between each bone to absorb shock. The neck allows your head to move up and down and turn from side to side in many combinations. It contains part of the spinal cord and nerves that emerge from the spinal cord to “activate” the rest of the body. The neck is flexible and can be easily injured with sudden jolts.
The neck is also prone to stress and strain from work or leisure activity. It is vulnerable to the postures we are all place in everyday. The neck is often involved in shoulder, TJM, and headache problems.
Degenerative Disk and Joint Disease, Herniated Disk, Spinal Stenosis, “whiplash”, Strains, and Activities/Work Stress.