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Had mri for cervical spine and doctor advised to do exercise. What type of exercise should i do ?

Sir..m 56yr old(M)..i was admited in hospital 15 days back bcz i sudden hearing lost on lft side.that time did mri for cervical spine and report was degenerative changes of the cervical spine with left centrolateral bulge of C3-C4 & C4-C5 discs with assosiated posterior osteophytes causing thecal impingement & lft sided foraminal enchroachment.rt centro lateral protrusion of C5-C6 disc causingthecal impingement .central bulge of C5-C6disc with thecal impingement. doctor told me to do exercise .sir what type of exercise should i do?
Asked On : Thu, 26 May 2011
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist 's  Response
hi, consult a physiotherapist
he will prescribe you with the exercises.
start neck isometrics, these help strengthen the neck muscles
you can use a cervical collar if the pain is too intense.
hot water fomentation to neck can help.
plus physiotherapy modalities are available for such conditions which can be given by physio after careful assessment.
Answered: Sat, 28 May 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Vaishali Hebbar's  Response
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Your MRI shows features of age related changes in the discs and the cervical spinal bones.
You need to do neck exercises to strengthen your neck muscles so that the weight of your head does not fall on the cervical spine and rather your strong neck muscles can handle the weight.
You can do rotational movement and side to side movements of the neck .
Put your forehead against your hand or a wall and push your head strongly against it . smilarly back wards and side wards.
If you could not understand what i meant, then go to a physiotherapist and ask him to show you the neck exercises to strengthen your neck muscles.
Answered: Sat, 28 May 2011
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