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by Dr. Kodie Smith, Chiropractor at Total Health Chiropractic Torquay
As Chiropractors, we frequently see patients with neck pain. Our neck is an amazing structure as it is designed to support the weight of the head and withstand the pressures of gravity throughout the day. However, this job makes it vulnerable to stiffness, pain, and injuries. Neck pain can occur on the left side or right side of the neck. In many cases, people can experience neck pain in both sides which may also lead to shoulder pain. Common causes of neck pain include repetitive stresses, poor posture, neck injuries and degeneration (wear and tear).
If you are experiencing neck pain, you may also notice you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:
There are several things you can do that may help reduce and prevent neck pain from occurring, including
Below are three easy exercises that you can do that may help with tension or pain in the neck region.
Chin tucks is a great exercise to help strengthen your neck muscles and correct head and neck posture during our daily activities.
This is a great gentle mobility exercise. It will help to improve movement in your head and neck area, which will reduce stiffness and tension in the muscles and joints.
Neck pain can be caused by tight and stiff muscles. This exercise will help to release tension in the neck muscles that can lead to neck pain and discomfort.
Doing neck exercises are a simple yet effective way to ease muscle tension, reduce stiffness and create greater movement in the joints. Give these neck pain exercises a try today to provide relief from constant neck pain.
Please seek out the advice of a health professional if any of these exercises cause or aggravate your neck pain.