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Cervical Neck Strain Exercises
What is it?
A cervical neck strain is when the neck is turned too quickly or forced to bend or turn further than is normal. This may cause stress and stretching of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, or other neck tissue. Ask your caregiver for more information about other ways to treat your injury.
Do's and Don'ts:
Caregivers may tell you to remain pain-free as you exercise. If your injury does not improve, call your caregiver.
- Neck Glides:
- Side Bends:
- Forward Flexion:
- Head Rotations: Sitting or standing, turn your head to the right as far as possible without pain and hold for 1 second. Turn your head to the left as far as possible. Hold for 1 second. Repeat 20 times both right and left.
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