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Doctor insights on: Exercises For Neck Tension

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Can strengthening your neck muscles prevent headache?

Can strengthening your neck muscles prevent headache?

Probably: Degenerative neck conditions (disc herniation, collapsed disc, abnormal movement, loss of normal curvature) can produce neck pain. One of the standard initial treatment is physical therapy to strengthen your neck muscles. So, if your neck pain is due to the above conditions, pt and neck strengthening can help. ...Read more

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How can I perform back and neck exercises for neck physical therapy?

How can I perform back and neck exercises for neck physical therapy?

See below: Check these websites out for some excellent at home neck and back exercises: http://www.Des.Umd.Edu/os/erg/neck.Html http://www.Des.Umd.Edu/os/erg/back.Html. ...Read more

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Can chiropractic manipulation help chronic neck muscle pain?

Can chiropractic manipulation help chronic neck muscle pain?

No: Chiropractic uses a deep massage based upon a faulty theory about bodily function. While the massage can temporarily make you feel better there is no cure from their work. Never let a chiro massage your neck. This is a more fragile structure and deep thrusting massage is dangerous there have been cases of paralysis and blood clots from chiros. See an orthopod for this. ...Read more

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Can exercises to build up the trapezius muscle exacerbate neck pain?

Can exercises to build up the trapezius muscle exacerbate neck pain?

Yes: If you have an underlying painful neck condition, i.E degenerative disc disease/pinched nerve/disc bulge; performing aggressive trapezius strengthening exercises can aggravate it. Try and do strengthening exercises with out weights. Consider working with a knowledgable physical therapist to make sure you are doing the appropriate exercises. Discuss with your md if pt is recommended. ...Read more

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Neck and shoulder tension from anxiety. Can i go back to lifting weights?

Neck and shoulder tension from anxiety. Can i go back to lifting weights?

If stable: If you were diagnosed with anxiety as your cause of your shoulder tension, than that would be fine, but, it is not a doctors call on the computer who never examined you. Simply ask the dr. Who diagnosed your shoulder tension as anxiety to see if you can go back to lifting weights, as that would provide continuity of care and provide you with the best answer from a dr, who knew your case best. ...Read more

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I need neck exercises to fix neck pain from slouching?

I need neck exercises to fix neck pain from slouching?

Lumbar support: You may also want to try adding a good lumbar support to your chair. This will cause your pelvis to rotate forward and shoulders to move back providing a proper posture and decreasing neck pain. ...Read more

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What is a therapy for strained neck muscles and shoulder?

What is a therapy for strained neck muscles and shoulder?

Therapy: There is a variety of approaches. They depend on the presence of pain and other symptoms. Those include range of motion exercises, ultrasound stimulation, heat/ice applications, massage, tens unit applications, stretching techniques. Physical therapist will be able to decide on which ones to use. ...Read more

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How many massage sessions would i need for chronic body tension and muscle knots?

How many massage sessions would i need for chronic body tension and muscle knots?

Variable: You need to look at the cause of the chronic body tension. The massage sessions will on help treat the problem, but it will not resolve until you address what is causing the problem in the first place. Never do more than 4 sessions without expecting some improvement. ...Read more

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What are some good neck stretches to relieve tension?

What are some good neck stretches to relieve tension?

Neck stretching: Try the horsey, gradually raising your head all the way up and then down like a horse and the turtle, . Make your chin move all the the way back and then all the way forward holding each place about 3 seconds. ...Read more

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Please give me some exercises for neck back .I want to strengthen muscles which support neck spine . ?

Please give me some exercises for neck back .I want to strengthen muscles which support neck spine . ?

Be careful: Suggest working with a licensed physical therapist. To avoid injury, please do not attempt any neck exercises without trained supervision. ...Read more

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Lower back and neck exercises needed for slumping over keyboard?

Lower back and neck exercises needed for slumping over keyboard?

Have a Ball!: Use the cobra stretch to relieve back strain. Extend your arms while laying on your stomach. Rest your weight on your arms and let your low back relax and stretch. Also, get your neck out of your shoulders (turtle head out of the shell). Also, try sitting on a ball while working at computer.This will force you to use good posture. ...Read more

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Will strengthening the trapezius muscle decrease neck pain?

Will strengthening the trapezius muscle decrease neck pain?

Depends: This totally depends on the cause of your neck pain. Strengthening the muscles supporting your neck can help the pain but strengthening some but not all of these muscles can make it worse. You need to work with a physician and/or physical therapist and craft a specific plan to treat the specific cause of your neck pain. ...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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Are neck circle stretches bad for you? aka neck rolls? What exercises would you recommend to relieve stiffness or impingement.

Are neck circle stretches bad for you? aka neck rolls? What exercises would you recommend to relieve stiffness or impingement.

Neck strain: Neck and shoulder rolls are not dangerous. Do them slowly, holding each position for 10 seconds. They are a good gentle stretch of the neck muscles. If you feel numbness or tingling of the hand or fingers, stop as you may be impinging a nerve. Warm compresses or a heating pad may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Can chronic myofascial pain on neck/face unilateral be cured if you exercise stretch muscles and watch posture?

Can chronic myofascial pain on neck/face unilateral be cured if you exercise stretch muscles and watch posture?

Exercise is importan: Exercise is important. You need a evalauiton with a rheuamtologist to see if this is fibromyalgia. Exercise, quality sleep and stress reduciton will help. You need to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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How much neck pain can a neck massage relieve?

How much neck pain can a neck massage relieve?

Some: It depends on what is causing the neck pain. If it muscular then it has a better chance of helping then if the pain is due to a disc problem or arthritis. ...Read more

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