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Neck & Upper Back

The cervical spine consists of seven vertebrae and six shock-absorbing intervertebral discs which are positioned between each vertebrae.

The neck provides support for the weight of your head, surrounds and protects your spinal cord and blood vessels, and allows for a wide range of head movement.

There are eight pairs of spinal nerves, C1 to C8, these exit through small openings (foramen) between every pair of vertebrae in your cervical spine. These nerves stimulate muscle movement in your neck, shoulder, arm and hand, and provide sensation.

Neck & upper back
  • Neck pain

  • Arthritis

  • Fractures

  • Bone spurs

  • Degenerative bone and disc disease

  • Stenosis

  • Trauma eg whiplash or sporting injuries can cause sprains and strains of muscles and ligaments

  • Disc and nerve issues which can cause shoulder and arm pain

  • Arthritis

  • Headaches


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