How many cervical discs are there?
It is important to know that there are six cervical discs and 23 total discs in the entire spinal column. Moreover, each cervical disc rests between the cervical vertebrae. It acts as a shock absorber in the cervical spine and allows the neck to handle much stress. Needless to say, composed of collagen and ligaments, the cervical discs also hold the cervical vertebrae together and allow for flexibility and different movements of the neck. Keep in mind that with age, the cervical discs lose water, stiffen and become less flexible in adjusting to compression.