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Whats the best exercise to strengthen neck?

Whats the best exercise to strengthen neck?

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. ...Read more

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My neck is longer than the normal people. Are there any ways to shorten it? Exercise or ?

My neck is longer than the normal people. Are there any ways to shorten it? Exercise or ?

Accept who you are: No, there is nothing to make it shorter. Some other people are complaining that their necks are too short and they want to make them longer.The point is that the grass on the other side is always greener. Try to accept the difference--embrace yourself and accept who you are. Your family and friends love you for who you are-does not matter how long your neck is. But what matters is how kind you're. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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What kind of exercise I can do to stretch my neck?

What kind of exercise I can do to stretch my neck?

Range of motion: Gentle range of motion is usually the very best way to stretch your neck. You want to be very careful with any neck exercises in general - particularly if you are suffering from an injury or have any issues with your neck/spine. Slow rolling/nodding/turning are usually the best ways to loosen up! ...Read more

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Can exercise shorten your neck?

Can exercise shorten your neck?

No: 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. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
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Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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Neck fusion pain. What kind of exercise can I do?

Neck fusion pain. What kind of exercise can I do?

Depends on surgery: Talk to you doctor and your pt team. If he or they are not available just do some simple stretching, heat and massage. Not knowing exactly what type of fusion was performed. You maybe real restrictions! good luck. See my other post on muscles, myofascial release therapy and acupuncture. ...Read more

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What is causing this feeling of fraying/tearing on back or neck and back? I is very painful and i try to rest and exercise, but it does not help.

What is causing this feeling of fraying/tearing on back or neck and back? I is very painful and i try to rest and exercise, but it does not help.

Pinched nerve: It could be a pinched nerve. If it has been there for a long time, i would get it checked out by an orthopedic spine specialist. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
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Always focus on your posture
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Try deep tissue massage
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What is the best exercise for a stiff neck?

What is the best exercise for a stiff neck?

Nose to armpit: and chin to chest. Apply moist heat to the neck for 15-20 minutes before performing the exercises. Perform the indicated exercises 4-6 times/day. Repeat each exercise 6-8 times. Be sure to breathe correctly throughout the exercises. ...Read more

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