herniated disc with compression of the spinal nerve in the intervertebral foramen

Pathologic Disc Conditions of the Neck

The danger with a disc bulge or herniation is that the disc can compress the spinal nerve within the intervertebral foramen, causing a pinched nerve.

posterior glide / translation motion of the spine

Motions of the Cervical Spine

Table 1 shows average healthy ranges of axial motion of the cervical spine (head and neck), from the atlanto-occipital joint through the C7-T1 joint.

cervical spine - superior posterolateral view of a cervical vertebra

Introduction to the Cervical Spine

It is extremely important to be able to locate and palpate the laminar groove of the cervical spine because the thickest musculature is located there.