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Spinal surgery - cervical - series—Normal anatomy

Spinal surgery - cervical - series

Overview

The cervical spinal column is made up of vertebral bodies which protect the spinal cord.

Review Date 12/6/2017

Updated by: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.