Pathologies for C1-C7 (Cervical Spine)
Cervical pain is a specific back pain that occurs along the 7 vertebrae in the upper section of the spinal column, also known as the cervical spine. It can affect the upper back, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, and even the head.
Certain spinal conditions are associated with this region. Some of them include:
Neck pain occurs in the upper region of the spine, also known as the cervical spine, at the level of vertebrae C1-C7. The pain can occur either locally in the neck, or it can extend down the back, between shoulder blades, or even upward, sometimes leading to headaches.
Most often, shoulder and neck pain occur together due to their proximity to one another. An issue causing pain in the neck can spread to other parts of the (upper) body, including the shoulders, or even arms or head.
A specific type of headache can result due to back issues associated with the cervical spine. It is called a cervicogenic headache.
Poor posture practices such as maintaining a forward head posture, where your neck is overextended in the forward direction, can lead to straining of the neck, leading to tension and stiffness that may extend beyond the cervical region of the spine.