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Too late for neck exercises?

I am 8 months post op. My recuperation has been going fairly well, after a rough start with a 2nd surgery to repair a leak, then another leak which resolved, gratefully,. Like everyone else, I have had ups & downs.  because of the leaks, my NS did not want me to do any exercises or pt.,but I am finished with all the follow up appointment s. My major issue is the extremely tightness I  continue to feel in the back of  my head, even around into my jaws. Sometimes I can distract myself enough with other activities but it always catches up with me and causes exhaustion. I am wondering if at this point neck exercises would help. Any suggestions?
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  Hi,.,,I am sure it should be of help....do use heat b4 u start and heat when u r done, for 15 mins each.....

So u didn't do ne to this point?......I still do the exercises and I feel it can only help, just start slowly and add as u go.....
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Thanks, selma:-) no, I have not done ne yet. I I actually just started some heat in the last 2 days and it does seem to relax things but then it tightens up again. As soon as I get out of bed in the am, It is very tight.
Do you still gave a link for the exercises? thanks so much!
620923 tn?1452915648
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  Yes I do, here it is but please note u need to read the comments below the chart to know which ones u should be doing, also be  advised u do not push on ur jaw as u can dislocate it.....

http://www.medhelp.org/user_photos/show/171420?personal_page_id=197028&photo_collection_id=1369
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