Craniovertebral angle

Original Editor - Ashiyat Kehinde Akodu Top Contributors - Kim Jackson and Ashiyat Kehinde Akodu


The craniovertebral angle is identified as the intersection of a horizontal line passing through the C7 spinous process and a line joining the midpoint of the tragus of the ear to the skin overlying the C7 spinous process[1].Measurement of cranio vertebral angle, (CVA) is one of the common methods in assessing head posture.

Clinically Relevant Anatomy

See Cervical Spine Anatomy


  1. Wilmarth M, Hilliard T. Measuring head posture via the craniovertebral angle.