Video Series: Daily Neck Exercises

3 Neck Stretches and Exercises to Help Prevent Neck Pain

Neck pain is most commonly caused by a muscle sprain or strain: that’s something that will go away on its own if you give it time. You can deal with the day-to-day pain, though, with a few simple exercises.

We’ve put together some videos to help you understand how to correctly do the exercises to get the most benefit from them. As a bonus, even if you don’t have neck pain right now, you can start doing these exercises on a daily basis in order to keep your neck (cervical spine) healthy. These exercises are, in fact, perfect to do while you’re at work or even watching TV.

Here are some important things to keep in mind as you do these neck exercises:

  • These videos are general guidelines. If you experience any pain or other symptoms (weakness, tingling, numbness, etc.), please contact your spine professional immediately. Increasing pain or other symptoms could indicate a more serious cervical spine condition (such as spondylosis or a herniated disc) that demands medical care.
  • If you think of exercising as a 10 mile run followed by weight lifting, you may have to modify your exercise plan because of your pain. Most likely, if you just woke up with neck pain, you’ll want to take it easy and not do any strenuous sports or activities for a few days. But gradually working these exercises into your routine is a great way to take care of your spine.