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La Mesa Chiropractor | La Mesa chiropractic care | CA | Neck Flexion

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                                                       Gary M. McDowell, DC, CCSP, QME
          Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner | Qualified Medical Evaluator

8300 University Avenue
    La Mesa, CA 91942 
       619-670-7700

Neck Flexion
 

Neck Flexion - Hand Resistance

Position: Seated or standing.

Movement: Slowly tuck your chin and allow your head to drop down towards your chest. Apply slight pressure to the top of the head with either hand to increase the stretch. You should feel a stretching sensation in the neck and back. Hold for this position for ___ seconds*, return to the starting position, and repeat ___ times*.

Repetitions and Sets: *See personalized exercise prescription sheet.

IMPORTANT: If this or any other stretch/exercise causes pain, tingling, numbness or other abnormality discontinue and contact our office immediately. The exercises/stretches contained within this web site are solely for the use of existing, active patients of our clinic who have received a prescription for these exercises/stretches. Other individuals do not have our permission to perform the exercises/stretches contained within and should not attempt to do so. Attempting to perform these exercises/stretches, unless explicitly prescribed by our office, could result in serious injury or a worsening of existing conditions.


Neck Flexion - Range of Motion

Position: Seated or standing.

Movement: Slowly tuck your chin and allow your head to drop down towards your chest. Hold for this position for ___ seconds*, return to the starting position, and repeat ___ times*.

Important Tip: If you have problems with balance or dizziness, perform this stretch in the seated position.

Repetitions and Sets: *See personalized exercise prescription sheet.

IMPORTANT: If this or any other stretch/exercise causes pain, tingling, numbness or other abnormality discontinue and contact our office immediately. The exercises/stretches contained within this web site are solely for the use of existing, active patients of our clinic who have received a prescription for these exercises/stretches. Other individuals do not have our permission to perform the exercises/stretches contained within and should not attempt to do so. Attempting to perform these exercises/stretches, unless explicitly prescribed by our office, could result in serious injury or a worsening of existing conditions.


Neck Flexion - Gravity Resistance

Position: Lay on back with head over edge of bed.

Movement: Slowly allow the head to extend back and drop past the edge of the bed until a comfortable stretch in the front of the neck is felt. Allowing the mouth to open as the head is extended back will decrease pull on the anterior neck musculature. Then, bring the head back to the starting position and hold for a count of ___ seconds*.

Important Tip: If you have problems with balance or dizziness, perform this stretch in the seated position.

Repetitions and Sets: *See personalized exercise prescription sheet.

IMPORTANT: If this or any other stretch/exercise causes pain, tingling, numbness or other abnormality discontinue and contact our office immediately. The exercises/stretches contained within this web site are solely for the use of existing, active patients of our clinic who have received a prescription for these exercises/stretches. Other individuals do not have our permission to perform the exercises/stretches contained within and should not attempt to do so. Attempting to perform these exercises/stretches, unless explicitly prescribed by our office, could result in serious injury or a worsening of existing conditions.


Neck Lateral Flexion - Pillow Exercise

Position: Standing with shoulder against wall, place pillow (folded) between wall and head.

Movement: The goal of this exercise is to contract the lateral neck muscles without allowing movement of the head. Gently push the head laterally into the pillow. Gradually increase the pressure with the head to a comfortable tolerance, hold this pressure for ___ seconds*, and gradually relax. Then, perform on the opposite side.

Important Tip: If you have problems with balance or dizziness, perform this stretch in the seated position.

Repetitions and Sets: *See personalized exercise prescription sheet.

IMPORTANT: If this or any other stretch/exercise causes pain, tingling, numbness or other abnormality discontinue and contact our office immediately. The exercises/stretches contained within this web site are solely for the use of existing, active patients of our clinic who have received a prescription for these exercises/stretches. Other individuals do not have our permission to perform the exercises/stretches contained within and should not attempt to do so. Attempting to perform these exercises/stretches, unless explicitly prescribed by our office, could result in serious injury or a worsening of existing conditions.

 
 
 
La Mesa Chiropractor | Neck Flexion. Dr. Gary McDowell is a La Mesa Chiropractor.