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Can stretching help with cervical disc disease?

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Once you're feeling well enough and your doctor gives permission, practice stretching exercises to ease neck pain and improve your flexibility.

It's best to perform these exercises after you warm up your muscles with a warm shower, bath, or towel.

SOURCES: 

American Physical Therapy Association: "What you Need to Know About Neck Pain." 

Nadler, SF. , 2004.  The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

K. Daniel Riew, MD, Mildred B. Simon Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine. 

Ylinen, J. et al. , 2003.  Journal of the American Medical Association

Anthony Delitto, PhD, PT, FAPTA, professor and chairman, department of physical therapy, University of Pittsburgh. 

UptoDate.com: "Cervical Strain."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 12, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Physical Therapy Association: "What you Need to Know About Neck Pain." 

Nadler, SF. , 2004.  The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

K. Daniel Riew, MD, Mildred B. Simon Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine. 

Ylinen, J. et al. , 2003.  Journal of the American Medical Association

Anthony Delitto, PhD, PT, FAPTA, professor and chairman, department of physical therapy, University of Pittsburgh. 

UptoDate.com: "Cervical Strain."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 12, 2017

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