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Dr. Craig Morton
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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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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Andrew Lipton
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
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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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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Jose Barreto
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Are there some exercises to cure a neck disk? Can it be moved back to its position through exercising?

Are there some exercises to cure a neck disk? Can it be moved back to its position through exercising?

Yes: Good posture, exercises and a healthy lifestyle will increase the chances of a disk going back to its position (resorption). Now, this depend on the extent of the herniation and your lifestyle (exercises, posture, etc). Visit your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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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Dr. Robert Replogle
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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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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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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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

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Dr. John Michalski
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Are there specific exercises for neck arthritus?

Are there specific exercises for neck arthritus?

Neck arthritis: Gentle stretch of extension, flexion, lateral bend, lateral rotation, as well as shoulder shrugs. Watch your posture. ...Read more

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Dr. Nela Cordero
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How long does it take to see the effect of stretching exercises for stiff neck?

How long does it take to see the effect of stretching exercises for stiff neck?

STIFF NECK: Exercises to relieve sore neck can take about a week without the help of muscle relaxant, hot compresses and rest of involved cervical musculature. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Oswari
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Will neck stretching exercises actually work?

Will neck stretching exercises actually work?

Absolutely: Movement and stretching is very useful to help disorders of the neck and spine. ...Read more

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