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The cervical spine, also known as the neck, is an important part of the human body

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The cervical spine, also known as the neck, is an important part of the human body, and is made up of seven vertebrae that are stacked on top of each other and connected by ligaments and muscles. These vertebrae provide support for the head and neck while allowing for a wide range of motion. The cervical spine is responsible for protecting the spinal cord, which carries signals from the brain to all parts of the body. It also helps to maintain balance and posture while providing stability during movement. Cervical spine injuries can occur due to trauma or degenerative conditions such as arthritis or disc herniation. Symptoms may include pain in the neck or shoulders, numbness or tingling in arms or legs, headaches, dizziness, fatigue and difficulty concentrating. Treatment may involve physical therapy, medications such as anti-inflammatories or muscle relaxants, injections such as corticosteroids or nerve blocks and surgery if necessary, and is important to take care of your cervical spine by maintaining proper posture when sitting at a desk or computer workstation; using good ergonomic practices when lifting objects; avoiding activities that require repetitive motions; stretching regularly; getting regular exercise; eating healthy foods; avoiding smoking; wearing a seatbelt when driving and wearing protective gear during contact sports activities. Taking these precautions can help prevent injury to your cervical spine and keep it healthy for years to come.