What To Do With That Stiff Neck

Waking up with a stiff neck is an unfortunate, yet common, occurrence that can be extremely frustrating.

The good news is that it usually resolves on its own; the bad news is that it can take up to 3 days to completely disappear. Who wants to wait that long?

Below are a few exercises to help speed up the recovery process. 

Step 1.

Make “The Double Chin”

  • Retract your head straight back so your head is directly over your body
  • Keep chin straight,DO NOT drop chin down
  • This is the starting position for steps 2 and 3
  • Doublechin

    Step 2.

    Ear To Shoulder

    • Start in step 1 position
    • Using your opposite hand, gently pull your ear to your shoulder (lateral flexion). Gently hold  for 2-3 seconds when you’ve gone as far as you can
    • Keep chin straight – Do not tip down or forward
    • Complete 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps 
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      Step 3.

      Rotate

      • Start in step 1 position
      • Gently push on cheek bone to help turn your head, rotating your head slightly past where it feels comfortable.  Hold for 2-3 seconds. 
      • Keep chin straight- Do not tip down or forward
      • Complete 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps 
      • Head Rotation for neck pain

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