Exercises to Strengthen our Necks

At some point in our lives, most of us will deal with some kind of neck pain. There are many causes of pain ranging from arthritis in the neck, spondylosis in the neck, rheumatism, fibrositis, slipped disc, and neuralgia to name a few. The pain can be constant or intermittent and last days, months, or even years.

Is there something we can do to possibly prevent neck pain from returning?

Strengthening our necks along with keeping it limber goes a long way against future problems not only in our necks, but shoulders, upper back and arms, too.

The following exercises are a good tool for strengthening and keeping the neck flexible. If you are in pain or feel pain with any of these exercises, consult your physician.

Head Retraction in Sitting

Side Tilt

Side Rotation

Shoulder Roll

For more information, consider speaking with one of the board-certified physicians at Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care.

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