Most of us experience pain behind our neck, mainly because of the prolonged usage of computers and laptops. Neck exercises, which mainly involve strengthening and stretching neck muscles, are the most common treatment for such pain.
NECK EXERCISES help to relieve tight and sensitive muscles and strengthen the strong neck muscles. Performing some very simple neck exercises every day will result in some long term benefits for neck pain.
As you do a warm up before doing some exercise, the same thing is to be done before doing neck exercises. To start with neck exercises, you first need to stand erect and then move your chin between your chest and shoulder half a way. Now put your hand behind your head and slowly pull it down and hold it for fifteen seconds. This will stretch the muscles behind your neck. Emphasise on your normal breathing and relax.
The neck exercises help in preserving the elasticity of the cervical joints and strengthens them. The stiffness in the cervical joint, which is the main reason for neck pain is also relieved by the exercise. Some neck exercises are to be done several times a day for better results.
Some precautions that can be taken before and after doing the neck exercises include applying a heating pad before starting the exercise; this will help to warm up the stiff muscles and joints. After completing the neck exercise, applying cold pack will reduce the inflammation. Before starting any kind of neck exercises, it is better to consult your physician.