cervical vertebra

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cervical vertebra

One of the seven vertebrae of the neck.
See also: vertebra
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Q. I have hurt my cervical spine and shoulder in a rear end car crash in July. Why does it still hurt?

A. Spine and back injuries are known to to be causing a lot of pain and discomfort and for a long period of time. You should try and do some mellow exercise and physiotherapy that might help you a lot. If the pain is unbarable, you should consult your doctor about using pain medications.

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Double foramen transversarium in cervical vertebra. Morphology and clinical importance.
The first four cervical vertebrae have the parapophyses in an anterior position and towards the base of the centrum, while in the fifth cervical vertebra, both the diapophyses and parapophyses have moved up the centrum (Wilkinson et al., 2008), and the diapophyses are horizontal, and not directed downwards as in the more anterior cervical vertebrae.
Huggare, "Association between morphology of the first cervical vertebra, head posture, and craniofacial structures," European Journal of Orthodontics, vol.
* Males with Class II malocclusion have a two times greater chance of being in the initiation and acceleration stages of cervical vertebra maturation.
In this report, we describe and identify a cervical vertebra recently recovered by commercial shell fishing operations 40 km southeast of Manasquan Inlet, New Jersey.
On operation, an anterior approach was used for the spine and the left foramina and the corpus of the fourth cervical vertebra was exposed.
Their defense team presented a supplementary document for evidence that noted the possibility that the death may have been caused by an injury to his cervical vertebra from a fall on the same day.
When his symptoms did not improve, a cervical spine radiograph showed a lytic lesion of the fifth cervical vertebra.
The axis (C2) vertebra is the strongest cervical vertebra. Its distinguishing feature is an odontoid process that is a tooth-like structure projecting from the vertebra.