Cervical Spine

Cervical Spine

Cervical Spine

The cervical spine is the neck. The neck comprises the delicate housing of the first seven vertebrae of the spinal cord – C1 through C-7 – relaying messages from the brain’s control of all aspects of the body. The neck is remarkably flexible in movements in all directions, yet strong.

Neck Anatomy

The neck anatomy is a structure comprised of:

  • Arteries
  • Bones
  • Nerves
  • Muscles
  • Ligaments
  • Tendons

These structural components of the neck work together to allow:

  • Movement
  • Strength
  • Structure
  • Protection

The neck begins at the base of the skull. Through a series of seven vertebral segment, it connects to the thoracic spine – the upper back. The neck is complex and intricate in its construct. There are many daily stresses and forces placing the neck at risk for trauma.

Cervical Spine Painful Conditions

There are many common causes of cervical neck pain resulting in stiffness to the neck, arm pain, and other discomfort debilitating one’s quality of life. Nerve impingement can be caused by:

Effects from nerve impingement conditions vary greatly. These conditions are dependent on where along C1 through C7 the injury occurs and the severity of the damage. Nerve impingement in the cervical spine will result in:

  • Severe neck pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Radiating pain to the shoulders
  • Radiating pain to the arms
  • Limiting the neck’s range of motion
  • Neck stiffness

Roles Played by the Cervical Spine

The primary roles of the cervical spine include:

  • Housing and protecting the spinal cord
  • Supporting the head and its movement
  • Facilitating flow of blood to the brain
  • Maintaining the functioning of the neck

Multidisciplinary Treatment for Neck Pain

The Multidisciplinary Team at Spine and Sports Medicine will design a treatment plan specifically tailored to alleviate neck pain and increase your quality of life. The painful and debilitating symptoms of neck pain can be relieved through:

At Spine and Sports Medicine, effective treatment of neck pain can be achieved through a Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Team Approach.

  • Manual – hands on – Therapy
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • High Tech Exercises
  • High Touch Exercises
  • Weight Resistance Exercises
  • Postural Corrections
  • Tailored Home Exercise Program

Gold Standard Pain Management

Other highly effective pain management treatment methods at Spine and Sports Medicine include:

  • Phonophoresis
  • Iontophoresis
  • Cryotherapy
  • Medical Massage

Medical Insurance Coverage for Cervical Spine Therapeutic Treatment

At Spine and Sports Medicine, there is no requirement for you to obtain an outside primary physician referral to have the cost of your cervical spine treatment covered by your insurance plan. Most insurance plans cover the cost of treating the painful and debilitating symptoms stemming from a cervical spine condition. Our insurance experts will help you to determine your coverage and assist in processing your claims.

Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment in One Convenient Location

Discover effective neck pain relief provided by a multidisciplinary therapeutic practice in one convenient Midtown Manhattan location – at Madison Avenue and 40th Street.

Reach out to the multidisciplinary team of pain management experts at Spine and Sports Medicine by clicking below – or – call 212.986.3888.

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