Cervical vertebra

Synonym Cervical spine, cervical vertebral body, HWK Introduction The cervical vertebra describes a part of the entire cervical spine. It is part of the human spine and extends from the head to the beginning of the thoracic spine. In healthy people, it has a physiological lordosis, i.e. the spine is slightly convex and bent forward. … Read more


Introduction The atlas is the first cervical vertebra and the part of the spine closest to the skull. For this reason it bears the load of the entire skull. It is also called “nodding” because its structure and the muscles that attach to it enable nodding. Anatomy Due to its special position and its special … Read more