Pinched Nerve (Cervical Radiculopathy) Stretches & Exercises - Ask Doctor Jo Stáhnout
- 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: http://www.askdoctorjo.com/pinched-nerve 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: https://youtu.be/yZJ1MfKqByY?list=PLP... Neck Spasm Stretches: https://youtu.be/Gn9lSUG0mcI?list=PLP... =========================================== SUBSCRIBE for More Videos: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... ======================================= Doctor Jo is a Doctor of Physical Therapy. http://www.AskDoctorJo.com http://www.facebook.com/AskDoctorJo http://www.pinterest.com/AskDoctorJo https://www.instagram.com/AskDoctorJo http://www.twitter.com/AskDoctorJo http://plus.google.com/+AskDoctorJo ======================================= Cervical Radiculopathy Stretches & Exercises: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZUNc... 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.