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I have two herniated disks in my neck what is the best exercise fir me?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Consultation

I would suggest talking to a spine surgeon or rehabilitation doctor to answer this question.
The type of exercises that you can do are going to depend on degree of disc bulging, as well as your symptoms.

In brief: Consultation

I would suggest talking to a spine surgeon or rehabilitation doctor to answer this question.
The type of exercises that you can do are going to depend on degree of disc bulging, as well as your symptoms.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Good answer!
2 doctors agree

In brief: Individualized

You may need stabilization of neck pathology first, and this could be addressed by epidural steroid injection, and perhaps motorized cervical traction by a physical therapist.
You might start with an exercise process within a pool setting, and gradually go to mckenzie neck exercises, but would also suggest, you discuss this with a spine surgeon, if not already done.

In brief: Individualized

You may need stabilization of neck pathology first, and this could be addressed by epidural steroid injection, and perhaps motorized cervical traction by a physical therapist.
You might start with an exercise process within a pool setting, and gradually go to mckenzie neck exercises, but would also suggest, you discuss this with a spine surgeon, if not already done.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Traction

You can find an inexpensive traction device at the local drug store.
It has a "halter" that goes under your chin and behind the back of you head.This is connected to a cord that goes up to a pulley over the door and down to a bag that you put 8-10 pounds of water or sand into. Try using for 10 min. Twice a day while applying moist heat (a damp towel you have heated in the micro-don't burn yourself.

In brief: Traction

You can find an inexpensive traction device at the local drug store.
It has a "halter" that goes under your chin and behind the back of you head.This is connected to a cord that goes up to a pulley over the door and down to a bag that you put 8-10 pounds of water or sand into. Try using for 10 min. Twice a day while applying moist heat (a damp towel you have heated in the micro-don't burn yourself.
Dr. Robert Greer
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