The cervical spine, or neck, starts just below the skull and continues to the thoracic spine (mid-back). It includes the first seven vertebrae of the spine, C1-C7. The first two vertebrae, also called the atlas and the axis, allow the head to turn from side to side. The bones of the cervical spine provide protection for the spinal cord and work with muscles, tendons, and ligaments to provide support and flexibility of movement.
There are also 6 intervertebral discs sitting between the vertebral bones of the cervical spine that act as shock absorbers to help handle various stresses and loads.
The conditions that we treat for the neck include, but are not limited to:
Cervical Muscle Spasm
Cervical Nerve Root Compression
Cervical Facet Dysfunction
Cervical Degenerative Joint Disease