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Doctor insights on: Exercises For A Slender Neck

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Can exercise shorten your neck?

Can exercise shorten your neck?

No: The neck is composed of 7 vertebra. They don't lengthen or shorten. Perception of a short neck is from added muscle mass or adipose tissue in obese people. If you are exercising to build a lot of muscle, it might appear as if the the neck shortens. On the other hand, if you are exercising to lose weight, it may appear as if your neck will lengthen. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises for my neck?

Are there any exercises for my neck?

Stretching.: Stretching exercises are very important , as our neck muscles work hard all day to keep our heads up. Any Athletic Trainer or Physical Therapist can help you with those. ...Read more

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Whats the best exercise to strengthen neck?

Whats the best exercise to strengthen neck?

Postural exercises: There is no one exercise that is best for the neck. For most people, there are a few that are helpful depending on if the exercises are being done for prevention or treatment of injuries. A physical therapist can teach you how to isolate the deep flexors and extensors. Postural alignment exercises (i.e. Chin tuck maneuver) are part of a functional prevention and treatment regimen. ...Read more

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What are the useful exercises for neck discs?

What are the useful exercises for neck discs?

Pilates: Pilates and yoga are helpful for strengthen muscles. Do so only if you are healthy and have no medical condition that would get worse by this. ...Read more

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Neck fusion pain. What kind of exercise can I do?

Neck fusion pain. What kind of exercise can I do?

Depends on surgery: Talk to you doctor and your pt team. If he or they are not available just do some simple stretching, heat and massage. Not knowing exactly what type of fusion was performed. You maybe real restrictions! good luck. See my other post on muscles, myofascial release therapy and acupuncture. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise I can do to stretch my neck?

What kind of exercise I can do to stretch my neck?

Range of motion: Gentle range of motion is usually the very best way to stretch your neck. You want to be very careful with any neck exercises in general - particularly if you are suffering from an injury or have any issues with your neck/spine. Slow rolling/nodding/turning are usually the best ways to loosen up! ...Read more

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Can doing neck stretches or exercises break your neck?

Can doing neck stretches or exercises break your neck?

No: Proper stretching and exercise can actually prevent neck pain if done correctly. See a licensed physical therapist or personal trainer to learn proper technique. ...Read more

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Could doing neck stretches or exercises break your neck?

Could doing neck stretches or exercises break your neck?

Unlikely: It is generally good for your neck to stretching and exercises. The only way it could be a danger is if you have some rare pre-existing condition such as a collagen disorder or loss of bone density (rare in a 30 year old). ...Read more

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Does doing neck stretches or exercises risk breaking your neck?

Does doing neck stretches or exercises risk breaking your neck?

Neck: No, stretching and exercise can not break your neck, but they can aggravate neck pain in some cases. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what are some exercises to strengthen my neck?

I'm curious as to what are some exercises to strengthen my neck?

Strength.: Neck flexion and extension against resistance. Shoulder shrugs, rowing and lateral flexion left and right, of the neck, are good starters to develop neck muscle strength. ...Read more