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What are some effective exercises that don't involve bending your spine? I get headaches from cobra, etc

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
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In brief: Get evaluation

If cobra pose and other extension biased exercises give you headaches, it's possible you have arthritis of the spine, specifically the c2-3 facet joint.
I recommend having this evaluated and treated so that you can move your neck freely without pain. The best speciality to diagnose and treat the problem is a pain medicine specialist. Treatment does not involve surgery in the traditional sense.

In brief: Get evaluation

If cobra pose and other extension biased exercises give you headaches, it's possible you have arthritis of the spine, specifically the c2-3 facet joint.
I recommend having this evaluated and treated so that you can move your neck freely without pain. The best speciality to diagnose and treat the problem is a pain medicine specialist. Treatment does not involve surgery in the traditional sense.
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