Article Abstract

Anti-directional cervical intervertebral motion: could it have gone any other way?

Authors: Alan Breen

Abstract

The human neck participates in a number of functions, for example, swallowing, breathing and communicating through subtle gestures—and of course, carrying the head as a platform for vision. Seen in its entirety therefore, neck motion may have little reason to be consistent. Yet consistency is what we expect of mechanical systems.