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neck disection

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Joined: Mar 2006

Anyone have any ideas as how to loosen my neck up after disection? I had the surgery 2 weeks ago due to mandibular cancer.

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Joined: Jul 2005

hey Molly,
keep stretching your neck...and maybe try some physical therapy. Your doc should send you. THis will be a problem for a long time to come, I am a year and a half out and I still have stuggles, I went to PT and it helped but then my insurance ran out and I had to quit going. I would talk to my doc and see if he will refer you to PT and then after you learn how to stretch and strengthen the muscles, keep it up on a daily routine, I didn't do that and now am paying the price......hope this helps....let me know how you are getting along...if you want to...

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