Essay On Cervical Strain

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Cervical Strain and Sprain With Rehab

Cervical strain and sprain are injuries that affect the bones in the neck (cervical spine) and the soft tissues in the neck. A strain is when muscles or tissues (tendons) that connect muscles to bones stretch or tear. A sprain is when the tissues (ligaments) that connect bones stretch or tear. Cervical strains and sprains usually happen because of "whiplash" injuries. Whiplash is when the neck is forcefully whipped backward or forward.
This condition can range from mild to severe. Severe injuries can damage the spinal cord and affect the nerves. Generally, recovery is possible in 1 week to 3 months.

CAUSES
This condition is commonly caused by a whiplash injury. Whiplash injuries often happen because of motor vehicle accidents or contact sports. It may also
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Stretching should never cause pain.
STRETCH - Axial Extensors
1 Lie on your back on the floor. You may bend your knees for comfort. Place a rolled-up towel, about 2 inches in diameter, under the part of your head that makes contact with the floor.
2 Gently tuck your chin by moving it down toward your neck until you feel a stretch at the back of your head.
3 Hold for __________ seconds.
Repeat __________ times. Complete this exercise __________ times per day.
STRETCH - Axial Extension
1 Using good posture, sit on a stable surface or stand.
2 Look straight ahead and slowly move your chin back, toward your neck. Your head should slide back and your chin should be slightly lowered.
3 Stop when you feel a stretch in the back of your head.
4 Hold for __________ seconds.
Repeat __________ times. Complete this exercise __________ times per day.
STRETCH – Cervical Side Bend
1 Using good posture, sit on a stable surface or stand.
2 Without moving your shoulders, slowly tilt your right / left ear to your shoulder until you feel a stretch in your neck muscles. You should be looking straight

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