Exercises For Cervical Spondylosis


Published on

1 Comment
  • excellent the exercises seems to be very good i will try and then comment
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
No Downloads
Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Exercises For Cervical Spondylosis

  1. 1. Exercises for cervical spondylosis What is cervical spondylosis? Spondylosis is a disorder that is caused by the degeneration of the discs which are soft cushions, present between the vertebrae. This results in the vertebrae rubbing together and exerting pressure on the nerves. As the condition progresses, the bones may move out of their natural positions, causing pain and disability.
  2. 2. Sleeping posture Use firm mattress and keep your head at level. Use pillows which do not bend the back more than 15 degrees. Do not sleep on your stomach. It extends the neck. Sleep on your back or on your side.
  3. 3. Exercises: motion exercises Slowly turn your head to the right until it hurts, hold, and return it to the centre. Do the same to the left.
  4. 4. Motion exercises Drop your chin down slowly towards your chest, hold, and relax. Bring your head back up.
  5. 5. Motion exercises Tilt your head straight over towards your left ear, hold, and return it to the centre. Do the same on the right side. Tilt your head backwards so you can see the ceiling, hold, then bring your head back down.
  6. 6. Isometric exercises Don't hold your breath as you do these. For each exercise, press for 5-6 counts, then relax. Press your forehead into your palms. Resist any motion.
  7. 7. Isometric exercises Press your hand against the side of your head. Try to bring your ear to the shoulder, but resist any motion.
  8. 8. Isometric exercises Press both hands against the back of your head. Try to pull your head up, but resist any motion.
  9. 9. Isometric exercises Press your hand against your temple. Try to turn your chin to your shoulder, but resist any motion. You can do all these exercises 5 times each twice a day.
  10. 10. Cervical collar When exercises don't help and pain worsens, the doctor may ask the patient to use cervical collar to restrict neck movements and reduce pain.
  11. 11. Neck traction In some cases, neck traction may also be suggested in addition to the cervical collar.
  12. 12. Surgical decompression Surgical decompression of the spinal cord in the neck may be required in severe cases if there is loss of movement, sensation or function.
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.