A neck fracture is a break in one or more of the seven cervical bones. The vertebrae are the bones that make up the spine. The cervical vertebrae in the neck are labeled C1-C7. They protect the spinal cord, support the neck, and allow for movement.
It is important to recognize the possibility of a neck fracture.
Cervical Spine Fractures
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Last reviewedSeptember 2013by Michael Woods, MD
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