Stay Moving with This Stretch for Neck Pain

Best Stretch for Neck Pain

Shared by Dr. Antonio Flaquer

Cervical CARS is the best stretch for neck pain and exercise that can be done anywhere. For some of us, we sit at the computer all day constantly looking at a screen creating some type of neck pain or discomfort. Something we talk about a lot in the office is Hilton’s Law and the importance of it. To sum it up, Hilton’s Law says as long as we are moving every joint in the body through a full range of motion against resistance, our body can function and heal at an optimal level. When we limit motion, we start to have some discomfort in those certain areas. This is called inflammation which then leads to pain. Some of those pain indicators are symptoms such as headaches, upper back pain, and even pain going down your arms. A lot of the symptoms can take place from poor posture while sitting. So, make sure you’re getting up every so often and moving around getting some motion into all of our joints and as always, getting adjusted to help decrease any of that inflammation that you have. Stay moving!

 

Reference:

Deborah Falla, Gwendolen Jull, Trevor Russell, Bill Vicenzino, Paul Hodges, Effect of Neck Exercise on Sitting Posture in Patients With Chronic Neck Pain, Physical Therapy, Volume 87, Issue 4, 1 April 2007, Pages 408–417,

https://doi.org/10.2522/ptj.20060009

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Our Chiropractors in McKinney, located near the corner of Eldorado Pkwy. and Stonebridge Rd., teach our patients the link between how you eat and how your choices can effect your health. We also know that to keep pain away and stay healthy you must put the right nutrients in your body while also having a positive mindset. Our Doctors are committed to getting rid of back pain, neck pain and headaches with chiropractic adjustments, exercise and teaching healthy eating habits.