2 Neck Pain Relief Castle Rock CO

2 Neck Pain Relief Castle Rock CO

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– Hey, everyone, it’s Dr. Chelsea here with Sozo Chiropractic. And today, I wanna talk to
you guys about something that is very common and
related to a lot of neck pain that a lotta people are
experiencing in today’s society. So there’s this syndrome
called upper crossed syndrome. And what that is is as we get into this forward head posture, what has to happen to
really hold our neck up is our muscles on the back of our head have to become super
tight to hold our head up, while our neck muscles on the front are actually really weak. And as this comes forward, what happens is our chest muscles
actually get really tight, and our back muscles get really weak. So a couple different stretches you can do to really help with neck pain and really help open your chest back up and get you back into that
better posture is the following. So first, you can do a
chest opener stretch. What you need to do is you need
to find just a regular wall or even a corner. And what you do is you just
simply put your arm out at 90 degrees and stretch
out your chest here. What this is doing is
it’s opening up your chest and specifically stretching
our your pec major muscle. And then, another stretch
you can do, very simple, just move your arm up further. And what you’re doing here is you’re stretching out
your pec minor muscle. Now, that’s gonna help open up your chest. But another stretch you can do
to really help with your neck is just do a simple neck stretch. So what you’re gonna do is
you’re gonna drop your ear to that same shoulder and then you can put a
little overpressure on it. And then if you wanna increase
the intensity of the stretch, what you can do is drop your head forward. That’s stretching out this whole side of that neck right there,
really helping with tension in your levator scapulae
muscles and your upper trap and a lot of the muscles that
are causing a lot of us pain. You wanna do it to both
sides here, drop down. Now, ultimately, these are
just gonna help you alleviate some of the symptoms. But you really wanna get down to the root cause of that problem, which is what we do here
at Sozo Chiropractic. So if you know of anyone
that’s suffering with neck pain or has really poor posture, please send them our way to get evaluated. If you like this video,
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