Anatomy of neck
Anatomical structure of neck:
The neck includes the cervical spine, muscles, and ligaments. Our spine is made up of 24 bones called as vertebrae which are placed on top of one another. These bones connect with each other and create a canal to protect the spinal cord. The cervical spine is supported by muscles and ligaments.
The cervical spine consists of seven small vertebrae that start at the base of the skull and form the neck. Cervical spondylitis is caused due to degenerative changes or abnormal wear (due to age) that occur in these vertebrae and discs. The intervertebral disc becomes less elastic and compressed.