Last month, I posted twice on how to relieve neck pain. Whereas the first post dealt with the anatomy of neck and upper back pain, and the second with techniques I do in my Los Angeles sports chiropractic office, this post describes things you can do on your own, at home, to take a proactive role in correcting your chronic neck problems.
In the video below I demonstrate two outstanding neck stretches that focus on the upper trapezius and levator scapulae muscles. Although these two have similar attachment points and functions, they require slightly different movements. It is important to follow the steps laid out in the video–miss one, and you won’t get the proper stretch. If you have trouble getting down the nuances of each stretch, just do the basic stretch I show first–believe me it’ll do wonders.
If you have chronic neck pain, it would be wise to visit a chiropractor. With chiropractic adjustments, massage and neck stretches, your neck problems should clear up nicely. If you are in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills or West Hollywood, come get your neck pain relief at my sports chiropractic office–you’ll be happy you did.