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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Neck Stretching (Definition)

Neck stretching, such as the ability to bend the neck forwards and backwards, when done as a clinical test, suggests the absence ...Read more


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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

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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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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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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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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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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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For a 54 year old woman who's 52kg or 115lbs, what weight is suitable for neck traction and what weight for lumbar traction?

For a 54 year old woman who's 52kg or 115lbs, what weight is suitable for neck traction and what weight for lumbar traction?

Weight not a factor: The issue is not the traction but the cause of the problem to start with. Neck and back spondylosis is a result of ligament damage and prolotherapy is the cure. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for information and to find a doctor. To help you. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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