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Neck exercises after cervical surgery

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Estrada Bernard
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Cord changes: Myelomalacia refers to changes that have already occurred in the spinal cord. Neck exercise will not change that but it is a good idea to maintain goo ... Read More
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Dr. Atif Malik
23 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Yes, neck exercises can help with some amount of the pain.

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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Kelts
25 years experience Neurology
Depends: there is a lot to this question. First of all, I would make sure that you see a neurologist for a complete evaluation before exercising. You may nee ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Follow instructions.: I am not sure what you mean. Did you just have the surgery? You should have been given instructions afterwards about taking care of yourself properl ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Cervical disc surgery is a more general term that describes any surgery performed in the disc in the neck. An anterior cervical fusion is just one ty ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Post surgery care: Check with your surgery team, and make sure you have a post operative appointment set up. In general washing the area with warm warm and gentle soap i ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carl Spivak
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
There : There is some variation on the usage of neck braces from doctor to doctor. Surgery at 1 disk level may not require a neck brace, surgery at 2 levels ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
Depends: Recovery in surgery varies from individual to individual. In general nerves repair themselves, if they can 0.5 mm per day. Practically, one year after ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
29 years experience Rheumatology
You: May be a bit young for all those symptoms, anyways surgeons will get involved only when proven compression of your spinal cord or exiting nerve get c ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
24 years experience Anesthesiology
Serious: You have to pick up somebody you can trust. Neurosurgeon or spine orthopedic surgeon are your options. Try university center.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
26 years experience Anesthesiology
Typically: You were the brace mostly for comfort but instructions vary based on surgery and surgeon. If in doubt call your surgeons office and verify your disc ... Read More
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