Most people find it a shock to learn how common neck pain is – but the truth is, LOTS of people suffer from neck pain every day – despite all the supposed ways “to fix it”…
Various types of stress and tension… the element of poor flexibility… and lack of basic fitness conditioning… It becomes very easy to see why neck pain is such a common problem.
Most of my clients (whether in person or remote coaching) feel significant improvements with a series of upper body and neck-specific stretches and exercises.
If you suffer from neck pain in which you’ve tried all types of ineffective treatments for – here is something easy you can try right now.
DISCLAIMER: if you are unsure about this stretch – PLEASE check with your doctor first. Forward this article to him/her if you wish. Much better to be safe, than to be “sorry”.
1 – interlock the fingers of your hands
2 – place your hands/palms on the back of your head, just above ear-level
3 – you can be standing or seated – just be sure to keep good posture (chest up)
4 – gently let your head/neck relax as you lightly guide your head forward and downward so your chin touches your chest – or gets close to it
5 – DON’T force this stretch. As soon as you feel the muscles in the back of your neck stretching – just hold the position for about 15 seconds
6 – come back up to the start position for about 10 sec – and then repeat the stretch.
7 – do the same motion but this time gently push slightly to the right as you push forward/downward – hold for 15 seconds – then come back up to start position
8 – now do the same toward the left.
I know you’ll feel some great relief from that little stretch routine for the neck muscles. You can do that several times a day. And you can surely do it daily, as well.
I’ll be shooting a quick video in the next week or two to demonstrate the routine I’ve outlined above – so keep your eyes open for that – I know you’ll appreciate it…
If your neck pain is more severe and needs a more elaborate solution as compared to all the things you tried in the past. Then I encourage you to take a look at the HBI site and what they’ve put together for severe, long-term cases of neck pain. Take a look here: Neck-Pain GONE
HBI’s team is top-notch and their pain-solution materials are second to none.
Remember to stay tuned for the neck-stretch video I’ll be posting here soon…
If you know someone who can use the tips I’ve shared in this article – please share it with them. You have my full permission.
– Joey Atlas
M.S., Exercise Physiology
PS – The team at HBI is running a special promo… I’m not sure how much longer it will be running – so take a look today here =>> Neck-Pain GONE
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