6 Easy Neck Exercises You Can Do Anywhere
Pain in the neck is just that. A pain in the neck! Neck pain can happen to anyone and could be caused by a number of reasons—from poor posture, sleeping the wrong way or being on your feet too long – neck pain can hit at any time.
According to The American Academy of Pain Medicine, neck pain is the second most common form of chronic and long term discomfort. To prevent and reduce neck stiffness and pain, try these simple neck exercises throughout the day.
We’ve rounded up 6 simple neck exercises that you can do anytime, anywhere to relieve neck pain STAT!
Neck Exercise #1: Chin to Chest – Slowly lower your neck down and lower your chin to your chest. Hold for 10-20 seconds. Repeat 5 times.
Neck Exercise #2: Neck Extension – Lean your head back as far as you are able and hold for 10 seconds. Repeat 5 times.
Neck Exercise #3: Ear to Shoulder – Lower your right ear towards your shoulder and hold for 10 seconds. Repeat on the left side. Do 5 reps on each side.
Neck Exercise #4: Chin to Shoulder – Turn your head slowly to the right until your chin is close to your right shoulder. Hold for 10-15 seconds. Repeat on your left side.
Neck Exercise #5: Side Resistance – Hold one hand against the side of your head and use it to resist the movement as you try and touch your shoulder with your ear. Hold this position for 5 seconds, relax and repeat on the other side. Do 5-10 reps.
Neck Exercise #6: Backward Resistance – Put both hands behind your head and try to move your head backwards. Resist the movement with your hands and don’t tip your chin. Hold this position for 5 seconds, relax and repeat 5-10 times.
Stop any of these exercises if they become painful. It’s time to take good care of your neck—it can really affect your health! Incorporate these neck exercises into your daily routine to keep neck pain away.
If you have neck pain, contact Fusion Rehabilitation to set up your initial evaluation with our experienced and qualified physical therapist or chiropractor.