What ligaments are in the neck?

The neck has many ligaments. Three of these play a big role in neck stability. They are the ligamentum flavum, anterior longitudinal ligament, and posterior longitudinal ligament. These ligaments start in the neck and run the whole length of the spine.

(This answer provided for NATA by the University of Alabama Athletic Training Education Program.)

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