If you have neck pain, tight shoulders or headaches that come from your neck then I suggest you watch the video below.
In the video I run you though some very simple movement exercises to keep you mobile, try and get your neck moving again and hopefully help make you more comfortable as you go through your day.
I have tried to keep them very quick and easy so that you can incorporate them into your day simply and without having to make it too obvious that you're doing them.
If you are concerned about your neck pain or you have any questions, or if you experience discomfort doing them, then please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.
As always, the video has been transcribed below, but I recommend you watch to get a demonstration...and to see me in my solo video debut. Enjoy.
Hi I'm Kieran from Align Chiropractic. I just wanted to run you through a quick exercise for getting your neck moving.
Now if you're somebody that suffers from neck pain, a tight neck or headaches that feel like they come from your neck then this video is for you.
One of the main group of exercises that we recommend for our clients regularly are to get their neck moving again.
It's really important that your neck range of motion is even to both sides, it should be pain free and it shouldn't feel too tight one side compared to the other.
The important thing to remember when doing these exercises is don't push through a pain barrier or push to the extremes of your motion.
What we are wanting to do is get to the point of restriction and just relax into that position.
So its very simple to do; first of all we're looking at rotation.
Turning your head to one side holding it at that point of restriction for three seconds come back to the middle then turning the other side.
You're looking for it to be even on both sides and pain-free, hold for three seconds, back to the middle.
Next we go straight to side, lateral flexion for three seconds, back to the middle and then to the right-hand side for three seconds and finally, back to the middle again.
Remember, it’s three seconds on each side and you cycle through all four of those five positions 5 times to keep things moving.
If you are finding a lot of restriction or are particularly uncomfortable on one side more than the other, that can be an indication of a more significant underlying imbalance.
If you are feeling that or have any concerns about how your body is moving, I'd recommend that you get on to us and let's figure out what's happening for you.