exercises to slenderize the neck

Are there specific exercises for neck arthritus?

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Neck arthritis

Gentle stretch of extension, flexion, lateral bend, lateral rotation, as well as shoulder shrugs. Watch your posture.
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What are the useful exercises for neck discs?

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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.
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Can exercise shorten your neck?

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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.
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Do's And Don'ts

Raising your hands over your head will NOT cause the umbilical cord to wrap around your baby's neck.

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whats the best exercise to strengthen neck?

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Be careful with neck strengthening as they can make neck problems worse. Working with a PT or trainer who is trained on this area of the body can be very beneficial. Resisted motion using a towel (bending forward, backward, to each side) can be used - trainers know how much tension to put on the towel. Rolling the neck is almost never a good thing - alwas return to neural before bending again.
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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.
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I need neck exercises to fix neck pain from slouching?

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Dr. Thomas J. Dowling
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Proper posture

Proper posture is needed because no amount of exercise will help stresses on the neck related to posture issues. Exercise can help. Your head weighs an average of 12 lbs. Imagine holding a 12 lb weight with your arm straight out away from your body rather than against your body for a period of time. No matter how strong that arm is, it will fatigue faster with the weight away from your body!
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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.
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Sports injuries

Do's And Don'ts

FOOTBALL INJURIES: discourage blocking with the head due to risk of neck fractures.

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Does doing neck stretches or exercises risk breaking your neck?

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Dr. Andrew M. Lipton
Holistic Medicine
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no, stretching and exercise can not break your neck, but they can aggravate neck pain in some cases
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I have neck arthritus are their certain exercises to eleviate stiffness?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Yes, but as directed

Neck strengthening, range of motion and stretching are all important. However, these should be appropriate and not haphazard. Ask your primary to send you to physical therapy for a few sessions to teach you a home exercise program. If you have ben cleared, here is a site with some decent exercises: http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/neck-pain/neck-stretches
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Could doing neck stretches or exercises break your neck?

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Dr. Robert Replogle
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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)
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I'm curious as to what are some exercises to strengthen my neck?

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Sports Medicine


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.
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What exercises cure bone spurs in my neck?

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Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine
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Bone spurs are the end result of calcification of the tendon inserting onto the bone Over time the bone 'grows' along the plane of the tendon. Therefore, once it is formed it can't be cured by exercises. However, exercise can help to maintain range of motion in the local area of the body.
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