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How many bones are in the neck?

Bones of the neck1. INTRODUCTION

How many bones do we have in the neck? What are they?

Below you will find a list and an image with all the bones of the human neck.

I hope you find it useful! 🙂

 

2. BONES OF THE NECK (8)

The human neck has eight bones: the seven cervical vertebrae and the hyoid bone.

  1. First cervical vertebra or Atlas (C1)
  2. Second cervical vertebra or Axis (C2).
  3. Third cervical vertebra (C3).
  4. Forth cervical vertebra (C4).
  5. Fifth cervical vertebra (C5).
  6. Sixth cervical vertebra (C6).
  7. Seventh cervical vertebra or Prominens (C7).
  8. Hyoid bone.

 

3. IMAGE WITH THE BONES OF THE NECK

Bones of the neck

Bones of the neck (names and locations).

 

4. REFERENCES

  • Saberespractico.com (2019). ¿Cuántos huesos tenemos en el cuello?. Avaliable [HERE].
  • Anatomography – Wikimedia Commons (2012). Cervical vertebrae lateral. Modified image from the original avaliable [HERE].
 

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Javier

PhD in Education. From Spain. Living everywhere. Passionate about learning and sharing. Welcome to Learner Trip!

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