Best Stretches For Neck Pain

We all have that neck pain experience at some point in our lives. When was the last time you had this condition? Neck pain is a common ailment that affects about two-thirds of the population and prevalence rate is highest in middle age. So whether you have been sitting all day working in front of your desktop, frequently driving for long hours or slept in a wrong position, neck pain happens.

 

Nobody wants that neck pain! It’s annoying, painful and debilitating leaving an individual not to perform well on their daily routines and can lead to frequent headaches, limited range of motion, and tingling sensations in one or both arms or hands. However,  there are exercises to help alleviate aches and pains. Here are three easy stretches that will help you feel better. Try these and comment below how it helped you reduce the pain.

Upper Trapezius Stretch

The trapezius is a muscle extending from the foundation of the neck, all the way down to the shoulder. You can either do it on standing or sitting position, place one hand on your lower back, the other hand on the opposite side of your head. Pull your head toward your shoulder, looking straight ahead until you feel a stretch in your neck. 

Hold this stretch for 10-15 seconds and repeat 3-5 times on each side or you can hold 30 seconds on each side.

 

Flexion Stretch

A chin to chest neck exercise. You can do this while lying flat on your back or sitting up. Tilt head downwards and hold. Feel the back of your neck stretch. Hold the position for 20 seconds. Return to starting position and repeat it 5 times.

 

Rotation Side to Side

Head should be centered and straight position. You can do this while either lying flat on your back or sitting up. Gently turn your head to the side as far as you can, looking over your left shoulder. Feel the front side of neck stretch. Hold the position for 20 seconds and repeat on the other side. 

Neck pain continues to be a common disorder for many individuals. Some neck pain conditions can be reduced through exercise and stretching.

Some people with neck pain find that massage therapy, physical therapy, or general chiropractic care provided the improvement they were hoping for. However, some people have a type of neck pain that requires a specialized approach that can identify and address the epicenter of the problem to provide long-term relief. Upper cervical chiropractic care has a track record of success with stubborn and chronic neck pain cases.  As upper cervical chiropractors, our major focus is to remove the irritation or any interference from your nervous system.

 

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