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Where is the
Upper Cervical Spine?

Where is the upper cervical spine?

Where is the upper cervical spine?


The upper cervical spine is located in the 2-3mm space just beneath your skull.

If you feel the bone just behind your ear, and then slide down off the skull along the side of your neck just behind your jaw, you might be able to feel the tip of the C1 vertebra (transverse process).

And if you feel the back of your skull and slide down midline to the first large palpable bump, you might be able to feel the tip of the C2 vertebra (spinous process … and don’ worry: its supposed to be big and bumpy like that).


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