Examination of the Cervical Spine

  • K Mohan Iyer


Examination of the cervical spine is done by inspection, palpation, neurologic examination, and certain special tests which are very helpful. The cervical spine has three main functions: Firstly it provides support to stabilize the head, secondly it allows for a range of movements of the head and thirdly it helps to lodge the spinal cord and the vertebral artery.


Cervical Spine Median Nerve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Ulnar Nerve Radial Nerve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K Mohan Iyer
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  1. 1.BangaloreIndia

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