Exercises 6

Circular Neck Rotation 

For cervical compression


Sit erect on the side of a bed or on the edge of a chair so your back is not supported. Drop your chin forward onto your chest. Visualize drawing a circle on the ceiling with the top of your head.

Move your head slowly through as wide a circle as possible. With your chin close to your chest, slowly move in an arc toward the left shoulder and then backward by raising the chin. Move slowly, especially through painful, stiff, or tight areas. When the head is fully extended, start downward toward the right shoulder, eventually coming back to the starting position.

Keep your shoulders down while performing this exercise. 

Do three circles starting toward the left shoulder and then reverse your path and do three circles starting toward the right shoulder.

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