Month: March 2011

Neck pain – Spondylosis cervicalis

A healthy  neck spine provides strength, is flexible, and allows movement in several planes. Seven vertebrae make up the cervical spine with eight pairs of cervical nerves (C1 through C8) Between each vertebra in the cervical spine are discs which act as cushions or shock absorbers and also permit some movement between the vertebral bodies. A complex system of ligaments, tendons, and muscles help to support and stabilize the cervical spine. Muscles also help to provide spinal balance and stability, and enable movement.