Relieve neck tension with two simple exercises

Neck pain is one of the most common diganoses we treat.  There can be many causes for neck pain, but usually it is more of a cumulative injury instead of a traumatic injury .  Too much time in front of a computer, looking down at your phone, and stress add up over time and can eventually lead to pain and stiffness.  Contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary to maintain one best posture.  It is more important to keep moving and change positions frequently.  Your physical therapist can help guide you with the best exercises to meet your needs.  Additionally, gentle spinal manipulation and trigger point dry needling can be very effective for relieving neck pain.  The two exercises below are a great place to start for relieving tension in your neck and help you move better.

Dr. Terry Gebhardt is a physical therapist at Colorado In Motion



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