The cervical mobility rotation exercise stretches and strengthens your neck.
To do this exercise, begin by lying on your back with your knees bent and your head supported comfortably on a pillow.
Start with your neck in the midline or neutral position. Remember, you are breathing, so there should be an inhale and exhale. Turn your head gently to the right, about 45 degrees, or halfway. Come back to the center and then gently turn your head to the left.
You are not trying to go through full range.
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.