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Why do I get a stiff neck when doing ab exercises?

Why do I get a stiff neck when doing ab exercises?

Neck pain: You should never pull on your neck with ab exercises/crutches. Try other abdominal exercises that do not require you to lay on the floor. Try ball-exercises.Com for some new ab exercises that are different from what you are doing and see if your neck pain goes away. You should not strain your neck with any ab exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Neck Strain (Definition)

A stiff neck causes pain and discomfort with neck movement. Causes vary, and include muscle strains, ...Read more


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I sometimes get stiff neck when doing ab exercises. Any ideas on why?

I sometimes get stiff neck when doing ab exercises. Any ideas on why?

MAYBE FOLLOWING: If you possess cervical spondylosis, a wear and tear arthritic process, the exercise might transiently exacerbate the neck joint situation. Muscular strains/sprains may be associated with awkward posturing of your neck with you exercise. Suggest you visit experienced physical therapist, consider personal trainer and revamp your exercise techniques. ...Read more

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Last week. I had stiff neck but since then I still have stiffness in my neck and in my shoulders?

Last week. I had stiff neck but since then I still have stiffness in my neck and in my shoulders?

Heat & exercises : Without more information, it is not possible to try to determine the cause of your pain. Would recommend trying an otc NSAID along with stretching exercises. If the pain persists then you need to see your pcp. ...Read more

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I'm having stiff neck and shoulder muscles. How can I ease the stiffness?

I'm having stiff neck and shoulder muscles. How can I  ease the stiffness?

Massage: Try seeing a massage therapist. Through manual therapy (ie: stretching, massage etc) your stiffness may subside. If this does not help, see an orthopedist. Best of luck! ...Read more

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what are some remedies for stiffness? I currently have a stiff neck, ankle and knee from a combination of working out and looking down at my textbook

 what are some remedies for stiffness? I currently have a stiff neck, ankle and knee from a combination of working out and looking down at my textbook

Hot water: Definitely! The Japanese knew about this centuries ago - hence their tradition of onsen. A hot bath or shower will do wonders! Of course rest and stretching of tired muscles even with some massage thrown in can do wonders. Best to 'listen' to your body... Pain is the language it uses to tell you 'stop doing' this or that. It helps to pay attention sometimes. Now I recommend taking it easy. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take to see the effect of stretching exercises for stiff neck?

How long does it take to see the effect of stretching exercises for stiff neck?

STIFF NECK: Exercises to relieve sore neck can take about a week without the help of muscle relaxant, hot compresses and rest of involved cervical musculature. ...Read more

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