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The Secret Stretches For Neck Pain That The Pro’s Don’t Want You To Know About

Do you constantly find yourself battling with neck pain?
​No matter how hard you try, it just keeps getting in the way of your daily routine. You may have tried several remedies, but you still haven’t found the relief you need.
What if there were some secret stretches that medical professionals and professional athletes have been using for years to overcome neck pain, that they didn’t want you to know?
These stretches are not widely known and could give you the solution you have been searching for a pain-free neck.
This blog contains all the secrets you need to unlock that relief you’ve been searching for.

The Physical & Emotional Cost Of Neck Pain

Living with neck pain is not just about dealing with physical discomfort – it’s an emotional rollercoaster that can significantly impact your quality of life.
The relentless cycle of sleepless nights due to persistent aching, followed by exacerbated pain due to poor rest, can leave you feeling drained and despondent. The inability to perform everyday activities or enjoy things you once loved can take a toll on your mental well-being and your family, instilling feelings of frustration and hopelessness.
It’s perplexing, then, why some of the most effective remedies for neck pain are often kept under wraps by doctors and professional athletes. These individuals have access to specific stretches and exercises that can alleviate neck pain and improve mobility, yet these techniques are seldom shared with the general public.
Instead, we’re commonly presented with a limited array of options: rest, painkillers, injections, and surgery.
​These methods may provide temporary relief, but they often fail to address the root cause of the problem, trapping us in a vicious cycle of pain and ineffective treatment.
It’s high time we shed light on these ‘secret’ techniques and make them accessible to all, offering a more holistic and sustainable approach to managing neck pain.

Stretch 1 – The Shoulder Blade Squeeze

​The shoulder blade squeeze is a simple stretch that targets your trapezius muscle, which spans the length of your back neck, and shoulders.
Start by sitting upright with your back straight and feet flat on the floor.
Place your hands on your thighs.
Once you are in position, slowly move your shoulders back as if you are trying to make your shoulder blades touch. Hold that position for about five seconds and then release.
Repeat the process ten times.

Stretch 2 – The Chin Tuck

​Another one of our secret stretches for neck pain is the chin tuck.
This exercise targets the deep neck muscles and helps prevent forward head posture.
Start by sitting or standing up straight with your shoulders relaxed.
Next, tuck in your chin as if you are trying to create a double chin. Hold that position for five seconds and then release.
Repeat the process ten times.

Stretch 3 – The Levator Scapulae Stretch

​Lastly, we have the Levator Scapulae Stretch that targets the upper part of your neck and shoulders.
Start by sitting or standing up straight with your shoulders relaxed.
Next, tilt your head to one side while placing your hand on the opposite side of your head.
Slowly pull the head down towards the opposite shoulder until you feel a stretch. Hold that position for 30 seconds and then release.
Do this process three times on each side.

BONUS: Download Our Free Expert Report

​If you’re suffering from neck pain, our expert report will give you more insight into what you can do to relieve those nagging pains.
Titled My Best Secrets To Relieve Nagging Neck Pain, it’s packed with information about multiple stretches, exercises, and other techniques to make sure your neck pain goes away.
Written by expert physical therapist Kimberly Schwarze.

Pairing Stretches with Physical Therapy

​While performing these stretches will help relieve neck pain, pairing them with physical therapy will help take your pain-relief journey to another level.
Physical therapy will enable you to have a more guided approach to your neck pain treatment, and our expert team would also be able to perform other treatments such as massage, stretching and exercises.
Along with our expert-guided therapy sessions, we provide tailored stretches that can be your secret weapon in combating chronic discomfort or recovering from an injury. When these two are paired together, they form a dynamic duo that can drastically improve your quality of life.
We understand that everyone’s journey to wellness is unique, which is why we’re offering a special $27 neck pain assessment. This thorough evaluation will give us the insights we need to create a personalized treatment plan for you. This affordable assessment could be the game-changer you’ve been looking for to jumpstart your path to recovery.
And the best part? If you’re unable to visit our clinic, we offer free telephone consultations. Our expert therapists are just a call away, ready to answer any and all of your questions and discuss your options for the future.
Don’t wait another day to take control of your health.
Reach out to Highland Physical Therapy today – your body will thank you!

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