Pinched Nerve (Cervical Radiculopathy) Stretches & Exercises - Ask Doctor Jo Stáhnout

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  • 7 wrz 2016

  • A pinched nerve (or cervical radiculopathy) is basically when the nerve coming out of the spine gets irritated at the nerve root. This can cause pain and weakness going down into the arm. These exercises should help. See Doctor Jo’s blog post about this at: First start off with a nerve glide. Remember that nerve glides should only be done once a day with about 10 repetitions. Anything more might irritate the nerve further. Put your arm out to the side of your head, and bend your elbow at a ninety degree angle where your hand is in the air. Turn your palm towards your head. Imagine that there is a string around your head and hand, so they have to move together. When your hand comes down, your head sidebends to that side, and then they both come back up together. Now place your hand under your thigh to keep your shoulder down, then side bend your head to the opposite side and gently put pressure with your other hand to get a stretch through your trapezius muscles. Hold these for 30 seconds and perform 3 times on each side. Next you will do a chin tuck. You don’t want to tuck it down to your chest, but take your chin, and pull it backwards. You can put your finger on your chin, as a target or starting point, and then tuck it in. Hold it for about 3-5 seconds, and then relax. Do this about 3-5 times. Finally, you will do a chin tuck (or retraction) with neck extension. This doesn’t have to be a big movement, and if you already have dizziness issues, you might want to hold off on this one. Related Videos: Neural Glides for Ulnar, Median & Radial Nerves: Neck Spasm Stretches: =========================================== SUBSCRIBE for More Videos: ======================================= Doctor Jo is a Doctor of Physical Therapy. ======================================= Cervical Radiculopathy Stretches & Exercises: DISCLAIMER: This content (the video, description, links, and comments) is not medical advice or a treatment plan and is intended for general education and demonstration purposes only. This content should not be used to self-diagnose or self-treat any health, medical, or physical condition. Don’t use this content to avoid going to your own healthcare professional or to replace the advice they give you. Consult with your healthcare professional before doing anything contained in this content. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Ask Doctor Jo, LLC and its officers for any and all losses, injuries, or damages resulting from any and all claims that arise from your use or misuse of this content. Ask Doctor Jo, LLC makes no representations about the accuracy or suitability of this content. Use of this content is at your sole risk.


  • AskDoctorJo
    AskDoctorJo 1 rok temu (edytowany)

    Buy a printable worksheet with the Pinched Nerve (Cervical Radiculopathy) Stretches & Exercises in this video here:

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    Totally just saved my bacon! Had THE worst night's sleep ever and these helped me so much! 3 thanks!

  • IceBetweenEyeliner
    IceBetweenEyeliner 5 miesięcy temu

    So glad people started channels like this before covid so our suffering homies can have a weath of information!

  • maddie
    maddie 11 miesięcy temu

    This is really helping! I've done these exercises for the past 2 days and my pain has gone from a 9 to a 6. Thank you!

  • John Weinbuch
    John Weinbuch 3 tygodnie temu

    So helpful, thank you! I specifically pinched my c6 nerve — how long does the feeling of numbness/weakness last? I can barely pick up a bottle of water!

  • A Baker
    A Baker 7 miesięcy temu

    So glad I found you. Good personality and that’s really good whenever you’re in so much pain like me. Those exercises felt great and I’m going to keep doing them. Cross youth fingers for me!

  • PocketSizedWolf
    PocketSizedWolf 5 miesięcy temu

    I have to say, this is amazing. I've been getting exactly these kinds of pains due to working from home, and this has helped incredibly. Only done it today, so far, but it has certainly eased the pain

  • Maria Wilson
    Maria Wilson 3 lata temu

    omg thank you so much, I went to physically Therephy and they didn't help me like you did

  • Kate Yanko
    Kate Yanko 2 lata temu

    Thank you SO much! This helped provide immediate relief and I look forward to doing them daily.

  • Sra. Zopilote
    Sra. Zopilote 4 lata temu

    Thank you!! 🌟

  • chiickadee
    chiickadee 2 lata temu

    Thank you for this video! These exercises helped relieve my pain a bit :)

  • Me Moi
    Me Moi 3 lata temu

    :) Thank you, this helps a lot.

  • TheKelliestKelly
    TheKelliestKelly 3 tygodnie temu

    I think my nerve never un-pinched from when I first watched this a few months ago. Haha, shouldn't have stopped doing the stretches. I'm seeing a doctor about it now tho this week

  • Ninfa V.
    Ninfa V. 4 lata temu

    Thank u:)

  • Diganto Karmakar
    Diganto Karmakar 4 miesiące temu (edytowany)

    Madam, my right hand was tingling one day, and since then, my right hand has been getting tired from the top of the neck to the bottom of the hand joint, it always happens, and for 2 days, the vein on the right side, which went to the brain, is also aching there.

  • TheJojovani
    TheJojovani 4 lata temu

    Thank you that helped!

  • DQ
    DQ 4 miesiące temu

    Thank you for explaining that side flexion helps to relieve muscle tightness pressing the veterbrae together. But what are the chin tucks and neck extensions for? How do they help relieve pressure on the nerve?

  • djazon marouf
    djazon marouf 4 lata temu

    thank you super woman ;) you doing great

  • Rahul Vishwakarma
    Rahul Vishwakarma 2 miesiące temu

    hi doctor, everytime in the morning my neck stiffness increase amd day by day is increasing

  • Sneha Bhatt
    Sneha Bhatt 7 miesięcy temu

    Dr. Jo I have right side of cervical Radiation pain.. pain covers my right head, right neck, shoulder and as well right eye too..... why?