Head harness for neck stretching - Doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Why do I feel like puking when I bend over my head and stretch the muscles going down neck and back? Neck is stiff
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
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
My 11 month old baby fall forehead first and stretch neck as he was falling he hit forehead first face down and stretch his neck. He keeps rubbing the back of his neck and head. I am worry about him, please let me know if he is ok.
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
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'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
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