A cervical laminoplasty is usually done for patients with severe multi-level spinal cord compression and myelopathy. A cervical laminoplasty involves creating a hinge on one side of the lamina and an open wedge on the other side, which is kept open with a small plate and metallic screws. After a posterior cervical laminoplasty, it is very important to work on strengthening of the muscles of the back of the neck. The function of these muscles is to hold our head straight and maintain the normal alignment of our neck. Because these muscles are split apart during surgery, it takes time for them to heal. And one of the most important things to do after surgery is to perform isometric cervical extensor strengthening exercises in order to regain the strength of these muscles.