There are seven cervical vertebrae which are located in the neck. They are the smallest, and lightest vertebrae of the vertebral column.
Update Date 8/26/2013
Updated by: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.