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Neck and Back Injuries: Exercise to strengthen your neck and your back

Mar 02, 2013 - 9 comments
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Neck and Back Injuries: Exercise to strengthen your neck and your back
ORIGINAL POST http://superbodysuperbrainblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/neck-and-brain-injuries-exercise-to-strengthen-your-neck/

Neck pain is one of the most feared injuries reaching as many as two-thirds of the population of having some form of serious neck pain at some point in their lives.

Neck pain is caused mainly for aging, bad posture either when seating, in front of the computer, walking or even sleeping. Stress, Anxiety, Muscle tightness, cramps and stiffness are minor symptoms that can lead to a more recurrent and serious neck problem. That is why this week exercise will target those muscles supporting the neck improving flexibility, strength and posture alignment



From a standing position and holding a towel between both hands at a shoulder width level. Raise the towel overhead and pull it back to the point of maximum tension, (you feel tension but not too much) then lower the towel all the way down to the back of your shoulders and return to its original position. This is one rep. Beginners can do it 15 times 3 sets and More Advanced 25 reps 5 sets

NECK AND BACK PAIN VIDEO BY MICHAEL GONZALEZ-WALLACE, AUTHOR OF SUPER BODY, SUPER BRAIN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CJQEBi9fmI&feature=player_embedded

ORIGINAL POST http://superbodysuperbrainblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/neck-and-brain-injuries-exercise-to-strengthen-your-neck/

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by jassicajoseph75, Mar 06, 2013
I think i haven't read such a sweet, short & to the point blog post. It's really nice & the exercise you have shown here is just good. I am having this exercise every day in my morning workouts. Neck & back pain is a problem, from which almost each & everyone is suffered in the recent scenario. Our today's life-style & the working schedule is such a hectic one that leads to this simple but serious problem. Your sharing is appreciable & do share some more posts like this in the future as well.
"Thanks From 24 Hour Emergency Room Houston"

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by sllowe, Mar 06, 2013
Thank you for this post. I'm always trying new things to strengthen my neck, without hurting it.  Easier said than done for sure. Most all exercises tweak my existing herniations and then I'm jammed up for days, if not weeks, healing. By the time I can move my neck around again I feel like I'm starting from scratch.
I'll try this as it seems as though it will not overstrain initially.
-Shell

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by Michael Gonzalez-WallaceBlank, Mar 06, 2013
"@jassicajoseph75 from the 24 Hour Emergency Room Houston" Thanks a million for your phenomenal review and comment. I truly appreciate it since I have tried to be concise and practical in helping people develop strength and flexibility in the muscles around the neck to avoid neck and back injuries. Thanks again!!

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by Michael Gonzalez-WallaceBlank, Mar 06, 2013
Thanks @sllowe for your comment and yes try it and be gentle at the beginning if you can raise your arms overhead that is good enough then if that doesnt bother you tried to pull slighlty your arms backwards. In any case play with the motion bending your arms don't expect to achieve 100% motion at the begginning. Hope it helps!

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by azcindy88, Mar 09, 2013
This is helpful, although with my neck/upper back injury, it triggers sharp stabbing pains between my shoulderblades.
My right arm (the injury side) is seriously tight and never truly "comes out of it". Any suggestions?

Thank You,

Cindy

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by Michael Gonzalez-WallaceBlank, Mar 10, 2013
@azcindy88 sure CINDY....try this modification raising one arm and then the following if that bothers you don't do it and try this instead, place both hands gentle on the base of the neck bring your elbows to your face then bring both elbows backwards and hold for ten seconds repeat 3 times. Once that you are comfortable with that position do the same but try to finish with your amrs elevated straight behind your head. First stay safe then challenge then get better, hope it helps!

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by Maldita1028, Jun 07, 2013
I have been saddled with lower back pain for years and only recently have been able to control my pain.  All along I knew, in the back of my mind, that it was a stress induced pain.
The hardest part about tackling the back pain, for me, was getting to the point where I was willing to try anything, but didn’t want to go under the knife.  Then I read Dr. Sarno’s books on tension myositis syndrome.  It changed my life.
I have been able to help 3 of my friends and realized I could help more.  So I created the below site.   If you are looking for more information on it, please see the below.

http://www.tensionmyositissyndrome.org/stiff-back/

Thanks and love this board.

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by Michael Gonzalez-WallaceBlank, Jun 07, 2013
Thanks for the information! Keep up the good work!

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by earlperez308, Oct 25, 2013
i feel pain in my neck@ at the right side...its already been a month...i already went to the doctor and his remarks in my x ray was to enhanced cervical lordosis what is the meaning of that sir? if i move my neck at about 360 degree i suddenly feel the pain and if i stop moving and look forward i dont feel any pain...i only feel the pain in the right side of my neck...my left side was normal...sir i need your opinion about this and is there any alternative medicine about this illness? what medicine should i take? is it still normal...its already been a month to feel this pain:(

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