Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Neck Pain- Performing Exercises To Relieve Pain

If you have experienced a neck or back injury, physical therapy exercises are an essential part of your recovery. However, it is extremely vital that you practice them correctly to prevent further injury. Here are a few simple tips, you can learn a simple exercise which will help to strengthen and heal your back and neck pain Covington, LA.

Using these physical therapy exercises can provide relief to your muscles in the shoulders, upper back and lower neck. Maintaining your flexibility and range of motion is a crucial part of your recovery and can also help you avoid injury in the future.

Performing Exercises

1. Cross your arms in front of your body, lifting the elbows slightly upwards. Place your each hand on the opposite arm just above your bent elbows.

2. Round your shoulders forward as you push your elbows forward. Lower your chin to your chest. Do not move further if you do not feel comfortable, as these physical therapy exercises should not cause any pain whatsoever. If at any point you feel pain or discomfort, lift your head until the discomfort dispels.

3. When you hold the stretch, breathe in and out slowly and deeply. Feel how the  deep    inhale increases the stretch, and on the exhale, relax the muscles of your back, neck and shoulders, making your body to naturally fall deeper into the stretch.

4. Hold the stretch for at least 30 seconds before lifting your head for a break. Lower into the stretch again, repeating the exercises for minimum 3 times each time, 2 or 3 times a day as needed for pain and tension relief.