Video Series: Exercises for Cervical Spine Degenerative Disc Disease
Learn 4 Neck Stretches and Exercises
When you’re in pain because of degenerative disc disease in your cervical spine (your neck), exercising is probably way down on the list of activities you want to do. But spine experts agree: doing stretches and exercises as part of a medical professional-directed program can help reduce back and neck pain and improve function, mobility, and flexibility.
To help you, SpineUniverse has put together exercise videos showing what exercises to do for cervical degenerative disc disease.
Here are a few important things to keep in mind:
- These videos are general guidelines. You should not do any of the stretches or exercises shown unless directed by your spine professional.
- If you think of exercising as a 10 mile run followed by weight lifting, you may have to modify your exercise plan because of your pain. Your physician, physical therapist, or other spine professional will help you adjust your expectations within the context of your symptoms from degenerative disc disease.
- Don’t push yourself too hard while doing the exercises; you don’t want to injure yourself more. If you experience any pain or other symptoms (weakness, tingling, numbness, etc.), please contact your spine professional immediately.