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What neck stretching exercises are good for you?

What neck stretching exercises are good for you?

Slow & steady & safe: Neck tightness can be slowly and carefully remedied by gently rotating the neck trying to tough your chin to each shoulder, bending the neck sideways to have the ears touch the shoulders and bending forward with chin toward chest and backward with chin toward the sky. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Neck Stretching (Definition)

The term stretching refers to application of force to a muscle to lengthen it beyond its normal resting rate. Stretching can be done to increase range of motion and to decrease risk of injury. Neck stretching would refer to stretching the muscles ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Neck stretching?

What is the definition or description of: Neck stretching?

See below: The term stretching refers to application of force to a muscle to lengthen it beyond its normal resting rate. Stretching can be done to increase range of motion and to decrease risk of injury. Neck stretching would refer to stretching the muscles in the cervical region. ...Read more

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Is too much neck stretching possible?

Is too much neck stretching possible?

Yes: Too much of anything including stretching can be harmful. I recommend stretching exercises a lot however there are some people who are a bit too flexible and risk damage to their joints if they overstretch. Most people have the opposite problem; they are too inflexible. ...Read more

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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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Can you break your neck stretching it to far?

See below: While it is difficult to actually "break" your neck by stretching you should follow this rule. Any stretch that causes pain for you is too much. Distinguish between the feeling of a good stretch and a stretch that is causeing pain. ...Read more

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Is neck stretching possible with yoga?

Is neck stretching possible with yoga?

Yes: There are many asanas (position) that help align the spine. Over time, people who practice regularly, feel they are taller and may have "grown" a half an inch due to the back and neck stretch. Most of us as we age, compress our spine and feel shorter. ...Read more

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Where can I get one of those neck stretching machine?

Where can I get one of those neck stretching machine?

Pronex: Pronex® pneumatic cervical traction device - works better - covered by insurance with http://empi. Com. ...Read more

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Where can I get neck stretching done?

Where can I get neck stretching done?

Neck strething: Try websites like webmd or healthline first for basics. Avoid chiropractors (risk of permanent or lethal outcome).

If you want a professional opinion, go see a physical therapist with training specifically in cervical manipulation. Not all are qualified. ...Read more

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Can you break your neck stretching to far back or to the side?

Can you break your neck stretching to far back or to the side?

Are you trying?: Not without help. You'd have to really try yourself and the strength of the neck muscles alone is not sufficient.

We generally recommend against attempts nonetheless as physicians. ...Read more

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I was stretching with my arms above my head and I heard a pop, and there was instant pain on the left side of my neck. Is it a pulled muscle or something else?

I was stretching with my arms above my head and I heard a pop, and there was instant pain on the left side of my neck. Is it a pulled muscle or something else?

Probably: If it is a simple muscle pull or strain it will get better in a few weeks. Sometimes the facet joints make noise (pop) but that is usually harmless. ...Read more

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Have neck & back pain, pinching pains in scalp. Was stretching after sitting in awkward position. & felt pressure in base of neck & felt it pulsate. Back of head too. Then dizzy when I stood. Ideas?

Have neck & back pain, pinching pains in scalp. Was stretching after sitting in awkward position. & felt pressure in base of neck & felt it pulsate. Back of head too. Then dizzy when I stood. Ideas?

Pulled muscle: The first thing to consider is a pulled muscle. You put some ice on the area that hurts when you have an acute injury and do repeated ice for the next couple of days but after 36 hours and you can use heat. If your symptoms don't improve you need to discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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I Popped my neck at work, now I have a headache in the back of my head that seems to get better if I stretch my neck and hurts worse when pushed?

I Popped my neck at work, now I have a headache in the back of my head that seems to get better if I stretch my neck and hurts worse when pushed?

Pain neck: Pinched cervical nerve Occiput/ C1 trapping greater Occipital nerve----will give you headaches base of skull or along the side of the head to the forehead----usually goes away with some OTC motrin If it persists see a chiropractor or an osteopathic doctor and they can adjust the cervical spine ...Read more

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Everytime I stretch my back out and neck I feel pressure in my head and then kinda get a bad headache and it feels like alot of pressure afterwards?

Everytime I stretch my back out and neck I feel pressure in my head and then kinda get a bad headache and it feels like alot of pressure afterwards?

Muscle or not: this may or may not be muscle. It's hard to tell for sure but the way that the pain seems to move all over the place suggests muscle. You need to see your physician and get an an evaluation to see if there are any medical issues that could be involved in your symptoms ...Read more

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I am feeling strain and stretch feeling round the right neck, and right side of fore head since two months. It goes sometimes but comes back.?

I am feeling strain and stretch feeling round the right neck, and right side of fore head since two months. It goes sometimes but comes back.?

Hard to know: If you're not doing some job or exercise that causes you to move your head far to one side or keep it there for a long time or puts pressure on that side it is really hard to evaluate this from afar. Keep a diary on what you have been doing the day before it happens. Check for any lumps or tender spots, try gentle massage on them when the neck hurts, and apply a warm compress or Arnica. Namaste ...Read more

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I am feeling stretch round the right neck, right side of fore head since two months. It goes sometimes but comes back. Tingling ii head near right ear.?

I am feeling stretch round the right neck, right side of fore head since two months. It goes sometimes but comes back. Tingling ii head near right ear.?

Need evaluation: this could be due to the muscles around the neck and perhaps comes from a neck problem. You need to see your physician and clarify that or was there something else that may be having the same symptoms. Pinching a nerve could've also cause some of these symptoms that's what needs to be evaluated ...Read more

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I hear cracking sounds in my neck when I move my head backwards or sideways (normal movement) and in my back when I stretch it. It started two months ago?

I hear cracking sounds in my neck when I move my head backwards or sideways (normal movement) and in my back when I stretch it. It started two months ago?

Ligaments: More than likely these sounds are ligamental snapping and most likely are insignificant unless accompanied by discomfort or sharp pains. If you are otherwise fine, there is no need to consult an orthopedic surgeon or chiropractor. ...Read more

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I've had neck pain for 2 weeks now. When I try to tilt my head back there is a sharp pain down my back muscles. Is there a stretch to loosen this?

I've had neck pain for 2 weeks now. When I try to tilt my head back there is a sharp pain down my back muscles. Is there a stretch to loosen this?

Not normal: You should see your doctor about this. The symptoms of sharp pain when tilting your head back is worrisome for some type of nerve entrapment or infection. If you are having fever, numbness, or headache, please seek urgent medical attention. Otherwise, please see your primary care doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Hi. Slept on stomach, woke up & bent head down gently to stretch. Felt upper right part of neck to be sore & strained. Idea on how to treat?

Hi. Slept on stomach, woke up & bent head down gently to stretch. Felt upper right part of neck to be sore & strained. Idea on how to treat?

Strain: Treat an acutely strained neck muscle with cold applications intermittently for 48 hours and then switch to warm applications intermittently. Rubbing in a liniment like Bengay and taking an anti-inflammatory medication like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) with food also helps. It may take several days for healing to occur. ...Read more