Neck Pain Exercises To Eliminate Pain

Neck Pain Exercises In San Diego

Neck Pain ExercisesNeck pain exercises are one of the best ways to ease neck pain. Neck pain exercises are simple which can be learned easily and it includes simple stretching exercises or pressing the trigger points which can relieve you of the pain or do some aerobics specifically for the neck.

If you have suffered an injury to your neck such as whiplash or if you are experiencing neck pain, the following neck pain exercises are recommended and may help to heal your neck.

The goal of all of these neck pain exercises is to provide neck and shoulder pain relief by allowing your body to relax in a position that further promotes healing.

A Simple Exercise for Your Neck Pain

EXERCISES FOR MY… NECK?

Our neck is extremely adaptive. Look up and down, left and right, or any combination of those movements and you get a sense of just how much freedom of movement we have.

But as with any body part, using it in a similar ways consistently leads to adaptive changes. Consider “text neck”, looking down at our smartphones and tables for long periods of time each day, or office workers hunched forwards and leaning it at their computers. Either of these static positions can lead to a forward head position and/or rounded shoulders.

WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?

Carrying your head in front of your body becomes extremely taxing on the muscles and joints. Obviously we are built with enough strength and stability to support the general movement of our head and neck, but when we start these movement with our head already set forward, we amplify the amount of stress our body has to deal with! Read more here.

The neck pain exercises are designed to help restore any loss of movement from a stiff neck or to strengthen the neck muscles. Neck pain exercises can be done at home but are pretty much useless unless the rest of the spine is exercised as well. It can and do train the body and make it healthier as well as increasing the range of motion and flexibility.

For Neck Pain, Chiropractic and Exercise Are Better Than Drugs

Seeing a chiropractor or engaging in light exercise relieves neck pain more effectively than relying on pain medication, new research shows.

The new study is one of the few head-to-head comparisons of various treatments for neck pain, a problem that affects three quarters of Americans at some point in their lives but has no proven, first-line treatment. While many people seek out spinal manipulation by chiropractors, the evidence supporting its usefulness has been limited at best.

But the new research, published in The Annals of Internal Medicine, found that chiropractic care or simple exercises done at home were better at reducing pain than taking medications like aspirin, ibuprofen or narcotics. See more here.

A new study revealed, that in one-on-one comparisons of chiropractic care and pain medication, chiropractic techniques provided far-reaching and longer-lasting relief. This study points out the benefits of the treatment approaches that chiropractors commonly utilize: spinal manipulation and exercise training/advice!

Neck Pain: Chiropractors, Exercise Better Than Medication, Study Says

When it comes to neck pain the best medicine is no medicine at all according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, tracked 272 patients with recent-onset neck pain who were treated using three different methods:
  1. Medication
  2. Exercise
  3. A Chiropractor
After 12 weeks the patients who used a chiropractor or exercised were more than twice as likely to be pain free compared to those who relied on medicine.
The patients treated by a chiropractor experienced the highest rate of success with 32 percent saying they were pain free, compared to 30 percent of those who exercised. Only 13 percent of patients treated with medication said they no longer experienced pain.
“Doesn’t surprise me a bit,” Dr. Lee Green, professor of family medicine at the University of Michigan told ABC News. “Neck pain is a mechanical problem, and it makes sense that mechanical treatment works better than a chemical one.” Read full story here.

Dangerous painkillers can be avoided

Neck pain accounts for millions of trips to the doctor every year. The pain can be acute and severe enough to interfere with our everyday lives, but modern medicine offers little help. At best, you get over-the-counter pain relievers or narcotic drugs, all of which come with dangerous side effects and are often not effective enough to get rid of the pain.

The long-term benefits of chiropractic care and neck pain exercises are equally impressive. When you have suffered a neck injury from something like whiplash or just have neck pain for some other reason the use of neck pain exercises can help to eliminate the pain and proven with no side effects.

If you’re experiencing neck pain, we want to help you get out of pain and back to the activities you enjoy! We also want to show you the best exercises and other ways to stay pain-free. Call us now for an appointment (619) 831-8777.

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Author: Allison Yardley

Allison has 6 years in practice as a Chiropractor's Assistant and is a licensed Massage Therapist who writes for numerous blogs online. Feel free to comment or ask questions regarding any of Alley's blog posts.