Stretching Exercises for the Neck and Upper Back
This article outlines a few basic stretches for the Neck and Upper Back. These stretches are meant to provide you with some daily stretching activity that can provide relief for stiffness and tightness in the muscles and joints. Basic stretching exercises are easy to perform and the results can be helpful in controlling intermittent neck and upper back discomfort from repetitive or stressful activities. Performing one or two of these exercises a few times during the day may be very helpful to aid you in making your normal activities of daily living more comfortable.
Cervical Spine or Neck
Lateral neck stretch by tipping the head towards the shoulder. Do NOT rotate the face towards the shoulder. Hold for 20 seconds on each side of the neck. Repeat 5 times each side.
Upper Back Stretching Exercises
Seated trunk twist stretch to be done to each side and held for 1 count per side. Return to the forward facing position for a 1 count stop before stretching to the opposite side for a 1 count stop. Perform 10 reps to each side.
The doctors at Coon Rapids Chiropractic Office have experience in the care and treatment of neck and upper back complaints.
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