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Neck Facts

  • The neck supports about 1/7 of the total body weight or 10-13 pounds!
  • The neck is the most freely moving part of the spine.
  • The human spine has seven moving bones in the neck, the same as a flamingo and a giraffe.
  • Proper spinal curves permit normal turning and bending. The owl, with its “S” shaped neck curve, can turn its head in almost a complete circle.