The cervical mobility flexion and extension exercise stretches and strengthens your neck.
To do this exercise, start by lying on your back with your knees bent and your head supported comfortably on a pillow.
Remember, you are always breathing as you move.
This is a gentle movement, where you will tuck your chin down as if you are looking at your chest. You are not going to lift your head up off the pillow. Lift your chin up as if you are looking to the ceiling.
This is a small range of motion; you should not be forcing anything nor be uncomfortable. It is a gentle tuck down and a gentle lift up.
You can perform this exercise three to five times, one to three times per day.
The Laser Spine Institute Exercise Video Series, including all functional activities, post-surgical exercises and descriptions were designed specifically for Laser Spine Institute patients only. If you have not been prescribed these exercises, you should contact your physician before starting this or any exercise program. Exercise is not without its risks, and this or any other exercise program may result in injury. Risks include, but are not limited to: risk of injury, aggravation of a pre-existing condition, or adverse effect of over-exertion such as muscle strain, abnormal blood pressure, fainting and disorders of heart beat. As with any exercise program, if at any point during your workout you begin to feel faint, dizzy, or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately and consult your surgeon's liaison or physician.