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What Exercises to do For a Cervical Fusion and Disc Herniations?

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Filed Under (Fitness, General) by Rick Kaselj



I got a question from a Fix My Back Pain customer and here’s what Paul asked of me:

“What suggestions do you have for a guy with Cervical fusion as well as Herniated Lumbar Discs?”

Cervical Fusion

This would be my recommendation for Cervical Fusion. You want to work on two things:

1. You want to work on your isometric strength of your cervical Muscles in the neck.

What that means is you get into a good posture, you hold your neck position. You have your head and you push in your hand and you are still maintaining that ideal alignment. Push for 5 seconds at about 20% of your maximum and doing ten repetitions. You are going to push to the side, so each side, you are going to push forward, you are going to push back and then you are also going to end up rotating. So you end up working on that isometric strength of those deep cervical muscles.

2. When you are exercising or lifting, you are going to really work on having excellent position when you are doing your back exercises, chest exercises, and leg exercises.

These are going to work on strengthening the chest, the shoulders, neck, shoulder blade muscles, and mid back muscles. As we strengthen those, they are going to help provide support and  stability and protection to the neck.

Those are the two things you can do for your Cervical fusion.

Disc Herniations

Now when it comes to your Disc Herniations you have the Fix My Back Pain Program. Go in there and start working on that program.

  • Do component #1 — reshaping your back from inside, moving it from being a painful back to a pain free one.
  • Look at component #2 — reshaping your back from the outside, that’s from a painful back to a pain free back.
  • And then #3 — do the injury-specific exercises and the ones to specifically do are disc herniations and disc bulge exercises.

There you go Paul. Give those a go and let me know how it goes, and if you are a Fix My Back Pain customer make sure to send me your questions, comments or testimonials, ones that relate to how the program has helped you.

This is Rick Kaselj from ExercisesForInjuries.com and FixMyBackPain.com

Fix My Back Pain

Take care and bye.

Rick Kaselj, MS

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