The neck is very susceptible to injuries. Injuries to the neck, more commonly referred to as the cervical spine, can also cause permanent nerve damage. The cervical spine is composed of seven vertebrae, with delicate joints responsible for all mobility of the neck. AS your neck is very flexible, it has limited muscle support leading to a higher risk of injury.
Intervertebral discs located between each vertebra play a key role in allowing movement of the neck, but can also be very easily damaged. When healthy, these intervertebral discs act as “cushions” for individual bones of the spine. A multitude of factors can contribute to your cervical pain, and should be addressed with a physician immediately.