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Why is cervical spine health important?

The neck muscles are anti-gravity muscles that help to maintain mobility of the head and neck over the shoulders.

Neck posture is important to prevent forward neck / neck pain / rounding of shoulders.

For optimal function, stability and mobility of shoulder joint.

It affects the alignment of the rest of the spine, including middle and lower back spine health.

Which health groups are at more risk of cervical pain?

What causes cervical pain?

General Management of Cervical Pain:

 Following measures can be taken to ease cervical pain. 

Symptoms vary from person to person. Higher neck pain symptoms with a history of injury/disc herniation  should be treated  after confirming diagnosis with an X-Ray or cervical spine MRI, under the guidance of an Orthopaedician.

  • Posture assessment of the neck and spine by the physical therapist.
  • Posture correction exercises to reduce forward neck posture.
  • Neck strengthening exercises & neck muscle stretches.

Dr. Janhvi Vayada – Clinical Sports Physiotherapist

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