Easy to do Exercises for Cervical Spondylosis

(Last Updated On: August 28, 2017)

Cervical spondylosis, also known as cervical osteoarthritis or neck arthritis, is a common, age-related condition that affects the joints and discs in your neck. It develops from wear and tear of the cartilage and bones of your cervical spine. While it is largely due to age, it can be caused by other factors as well. The condition is present in more than 85 percent of people over the age of 60, although some people who have it never experience symptoms. For some, it can cause chronic, severe pain and stiffness. However, many people who have it are able to conduct normal daily activities.

Some therapeutic exercises include

Cervical extension exercises

The patient is instructed to retract the cervical spine, lift the chin up, and extend the cervical spine to end range. The patient then is instructed to perform 2-3small right to left oscillations of the head. The patient then will return his or her head to the midline position.

Deep neck flexor exercises

The patient is instructed to slowly nod the head and flatten the curve of the neck without pushing the head back into the table. The therapist or patient monitors the sternocleidomastoid muscle to ensure minimal activation of this muscle during the deep neck flexor contraction.

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Dr.Rajprabha Patra practiced as a Dental Surgeon for 5 years before making a switch into the business domain with an MBA from ISB. As the Product Manager for Counselling Services at Portea, she aims to make a difference in the way mental health is perceived in India.


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