Maintaining good neck stability is essential for optimal spinal health. Here's a chiropractic tip of the month to help improve neck stability:
Tip: Incorporate neck strengthening exercises into your daily routine.
Strong neck muscles can help support your cervical spine and reduce the risk of neck injuries. Here are a few exercises you can do:
Neck Retraction: Sit up straight and slowly pull your head back, keeping your eyes forward. Hold for a few seconds, then relax. Repeat 10 times.
Isometric Neck Exercise: Press your palms against your forehead while pushing your head forward, using your neck muscles to resist. Hold for a few seconds, then relax. Repeat 10 times.
Shoulder Blade Squeeze: Sit up straight and squeeze your shoulder blades together, then release. Repeat 10 times.
Remember to start slow and gradually increase the intensity of your exercises. If you experience pain or discomfort, stop and consult Dr. Chris!