What is a Cervical Curve?

As you likely know, your spine curves a certain way. You’ve probably seen illustrations or x-rays of the spine, naturally curving gently like a snake up the back. One of the most important parts of the backbone’s shape is the cervical curve. This includes the top seven vertebrae, starting at the atlas vertebra at the […]

Cervical (C6) | Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Fibers from the 6th cervical vertebrae (C6) form the median nerve, which controls function of the arm, forearm and hand. Any pain or numbness in these areas could be associated with nerve interference in C6. The median nerve is the only nerve that passes through the carpal tunnel. Pressure on that nerve leads to carpal […]

Cervical Vertebra C4 | Vertebrae of the Week | Asthma

Your 4th cervical vertebra (C4) sits level with the thyroid cartilage (Adam’s apple). It can affect the nose, mouth and ears. The nerves from C4 control the diaphragm, the main muscle allowing us to breathe. There’s a saying, “C3, C4 and C5 keeps the diaphragm alive!” A spinal cord injury of C5 and higher could […]

C3 | Vertebrae of the Week | Nerve Pain

Your C3 vertebrae is located on roughly the same plane as your lower jaw. It is associated with your cheeks, outer ear, facial bones, teeth, and tri-facial nerve (the main sensory nerve of the face, a.k.a. fifth cranial nerve). If you or any one you know experiences neuralgia (nerve pain) or neuritis (nerve inflammation) it […]

Cervical C2 Vertebrae (Axis) | Sinus Pain

The axis is the second cervical vertebra down from your cranium. The axis is a hinge that pivots with your C1 vertebrae aka “the atlas”. This rotation allows you to turn your head from left to right. If your axis is misaligned (subluxated) it can make turning your head very difficult; possibly causing pain. A subluxation […]

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