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

What Exercises to do For a Cervical Fusion and Disc Herniations

These exercises can help relieve pressure on the discs and reduce the pain of cervical fusion. They can also help strengthen your muscles, which reduces the risk of additional disc herniations. It is essential to do these exercises correctly to get the most out of them. 

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 and Herniated Lumbar Discs?”

Cervical Fusion

Cervical fusion is a common procedure often done to alleviate pain and discomfort caused by degenerative disc disease.cervical fusion

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

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

What that means is you get into a good posture, and you hold your neck position. You have your head, push in your hand, and still maintain that ideal alignment. Push for 5 seconds at about 20% of your maximum and do ten repetitions. You are going to push to the side, so on each side, you are going to push forward, you are going to push back, and then you will 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 work on having an excellent position when you are doing your back exercises, chest exercises, and leg exercises.

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

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

Disc Herniations

Herniated discs happen when there is too much pressure on the discs in your spine.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 the inside, moving it from a painful back to a pain-free one.
  • Look at component #2 — reshaping your back from the outside, from a painful back to a pain-free one.
  • 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, I will 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

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