Our spines are one of the most complex functions in our body. The cervical spine serves a key purpose in sending messages from the brain to all parts of the body. Made up of seven bones and various shock-absorbing extras, the cervical spine begins right below our skulls, and runs down to the chest area of the spine. This complex body feature is strong, yet also allows for much flexibility and head movement. With all of these moving parts, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise to us that it’s also titled as one of the bigger causes of pain in our bodies.
WHAT DOES THE CERVICAL SPINE DO?
Alongside with those elements, the cervical spine also supplies protection for the spinal cord, head support, and provides blood flow to the brain. The cervical spine is made up of several joints, discs, tissues, and nerves which often cause the pain felt after an injury, or decay over time. If you seem to be experiencing muscle weakness, stiffness, or irritation in the neck; it could very much be a symptom to some type of cervical condition. It’s always recommended to seek medical help if you are sensing pain and/or unusual symptoms similar to these. The treatment typically used for neck pain does not involve surgery for patients not effected by trauma, rather a variety of other relievers such as medication, physical therapy, and time.
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This article was reviewed and approved by Dr. Matthew Phinney.