This video–Anatomy and Motion of the Cervical Spine–will give the individual a good idea of how the neck or the cervical spine is constructed (the anatomy). It goes over the structures of the neck such as the disc, the facets (the paired joints in the back of the neck), the foramen (the hole the nerve root exits out), the spinal canal and the nerves themselves. Function of the neck is discussed and how neck motion causes changes in the size of the spinal canal and foramen the nerves and spinal cord live in. The video discusses how a herniated disc or bone spur will cause nerve or spinal cord compression with neck motion.
About the Author: Donald Corenman, MD, DC
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.