Here are some examples of typical rehabilitation exercises for your
condition. Start each exercise slowly. Ease off the exercise if you start to
Your doctor or physiotherapist will tell you when
you can start these exercises and which ones will work best for you.
Note: Stretching should make
you feel a gentle stretch, but no pain. Stop any strengthening exercise that
makes pain worse.
Note: The dorsal glide stretches the back of the neck. If
you feel pain, do not glide so far back. Some people find this exercise easier
to do while lying on their backs with an ice pack on the
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be
sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having
problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of
the medicines you take.
Go to https://www.healthwise.net/patientEd
Enter P975 in the search box to learn more about "Neck: Exercises."
Current as of:
May 23, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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