The cervical spine is the most mobile component of the spinal column. Its curvature (lordosis) supports the head above the shoulders, maintaining head position, gaze, and visual field. However, there is considerable variability in the cervical spine curvature of different individuals, generating several unresolved questions: What is a normal cervical curvature? How is cervical posture associated with cervical spine pain and pathology? How is erect posture and a modern lifestyle associated with cervical pain and pathology?
|Title of host publication||Spinal Evolution: Morphology, Function, and Pathology of the Spine in Hominoid Evolution|
|Editors||Ella Been, Asier Gómez-Olivencia, Patricia Ann Kramer|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing AG|
|Number of pages||19|
|State||Published - 2019|