3 Ways on How to Fix a Stiff Neck- Instant Neck Pain Relief Stretches Exercises
Updated: Feb 19
As a chiropractor, I see patients with neck ache or pain and neck stiffness every day. These symptoms can be accompanied by muscle tightness or spasms, shoulder pain, upper back pain, and headaches. Most of the cases I see are not due to a serious cause and can be helped with stretches at home. I have picked my best neck stretches that can be done anywhere, whether you are at home or office. If you do them several times a day, you will find your symptoms will reduce and the range of motion will improve immediately.
The most common causes for neck issues are: the neck becoming locked in an awkward position while sleeping, or due to an inappropriate pillow; poor posture such as forward head posture, a herniated disc causing a pinched nerve, an injury like whiplash from a traffic accident or fall, jerking your neck during exercise, osteoarthritis (wear and tear arthritis) or also known as cervical spondylosis. Please do NOT do these exercises if you have dizziness, very severe headaches, pins, and needles or tingling in your arm. If you have these symptoms, it’s important you get checked out by a doctor. The 3 types of stretches in this video are active stretching, passive stretching, and Bruegger’s relief.
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