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Exercises on cervical spine and neck
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Experts Answered on cervical spine and neck
Headache - cervicocranial syndrome
I've been working from home since last year and have had chronic headaches. It's gotten so I had to seek medical help; my doctor diagnosed me with cervicocranial syndrome last month. My rehabilitation therapist recommended adjusting my workspace. Can you tell me how?
appointing a home office usually involves some degree of compromise. What you definitely shouldn't compromise on is a quality chair with adequate support for your spine and head, which doesn't cause spinal muscles to slacken or overload neck muscles.
Other than that, set your screen to eye height. Long-term work on laptops causes poor posture, with head too far forward and increased chest kyphosis (forward curve of the spine). This posture aggravates muscle imbalances that may eventually lead to the cervicocranial syndrome you mention. Also, get up regularly to stretch - your rehab therapist will surely teach you some exercises, or you can find them here on our website.
last month my doctor found I have a herniated disc and booked me into insurance-covered rehab. Unfortunately, the waiting time is 2 months. What can I do in the meantime? Thank you.
a lot depends on the location and magnitude of the herniation. In general, easy exercise (walking, Nordic walking) can be recommended, to maintain general fitness. I wouldn't recommend running or jogging, which strains spinal discs more than walking. Also try exercises to relax the spine, but never to the point of pain. Exercising too hard can aggravate your condition with shooting pain, pins-and-needles sensations in the limbs, etc. Avoid bending low and major rotation of the spine, which could worsen the herniation. You can find some suitable exercises on this website.