Hi, I'm Natalie, and today I'm going to share with you several tips for recovering from neck surgery.

First and foremost, it's really important to follow whatever post surgical rehabilitation protocol your doctor has given you early on.

After surgery, the initial concerns are to help reduce pain and reduce inflammation. This is often done with use of ice jump, massage or electric stimulation.

As you begin to heal, you'll be given targeted strengthening exercises and stability exercises to help improve the strength of your neck.

As you return to function, your physical therapist might address your body mechanics and teach you safer ways of doing things. This might include modifying your daily activities or your job tasks.

To learn more about neck pain, please visit us at Spine-health and be sure to subscribe to our channel for more videos like this one.

Thank you for watching.

Dr. Natalie Ullrich is a physical therapist specializing in orthopedic and sports medicine at Plymouth Physical Therapy Specialists. She is passionate about treating each individual as a whole.

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