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Cervical Spine

> The second most common region of the body where individuals experience disability.

> 7 Cervical Vertebrae, 8 Cervical Nerve Roots turning into the brachial plexus, then forming peripheral nerves such as the Median, Axillary, Radial, Musculocutaneous, and Ulnar Nerves

> Common dysfunctions of cervical spine origin can be headaches / migraines, trap / levator pain, numbness or tingling down the arm, chronic neck tightness, or forward head posture (aka upper crossed syndrome)

> One of the most neglected regions of the body in terms of exercise and fitness

> Many people avoid neck exercises due to fear of aggravation of symptoms

> As any other region of the body, the cervical spine needs to be trained through a full range of motion and overloaded in every plane of motion.

 

> Just as we do not address low back pain without addressing the hips, we do not only want to address cervical exercises for cervical dysfunction; it is important to also translate the principles of cervical stability into shoulder, thoracic, and scapular rooted exercises for optimal carryover to functional activities.

Neck Flexors

Neck Extensors

Lateral Neck & Nerve Mobility

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