Harvard Health Blog
Complementary therapies for neck pain
Posted November 03, 2015, 10:00 am Robert H. Shmerling, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications Perhaps this escaped you, but your neck is an amazing thing. At the very top, it houses a rock-hard cage — the cervical vertebrae —that contains and protects the top of the spinal cord, connecting your brain to the rest of your body. Despite this, the neck is fully mobile, allowing you to turn, bend, and nod your head.