Exercises to help reduce neck pain

Looking for ways to help reverse that desk posture? Or help reduce neck pain and stiffness? Look no further. This post has got some of the osteo joints recommendations on how to reverse desk posture and free up some neck mobility. The end goal of these movements/exercises are to leave you with a feeling of decreased tightness through the upper back and neck. 
Give them all (or some) a go and let us know how they work for you. We hope they help. 

Neck range of motion exercises

These movements aim to increase range of motion of the neck. They are very simple to complete and are awesome exercises to be done when you are experiencing neck pain.
Please ensure that you stay within a pain free range of motion to avoid any aggravations to your pain. Give these a go to help break up long periods of sitting or standing.

Neck range of motion and stretches

This video combines the above range of motion exercises with a neck stretch. Give both of them a go to help free up some neck mobility. 

Stretchy sunday aimed at upper back and neck tightness

This longer form video takes you through a sequence of movements to help reduce any neck and upper back tightness. Remember, as always, if any particular movements cause you pain, skip them and move to the neck one. The aggravation doesn’t outweigh the benefit. 

That’s a wrap

Hopefully those exercises helped you free up some upper back and neck motion whilst helping to decrease pain. Remember if you’re experiencing any upper back or neck pain, we may be able to help. Don’t sit back and wait for it to ‘get better’. Come in and see one of our Osteopaths who can help get you on the quickest path to recovery!

Thanks for reading and watching! 
Stay safe and well!
Dr Jamey Pemmelaar (Osteopath)