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Stretches for Neck Pain & Stiffness

Updated: Jan 8

OC Pain Relief & Bodywork Stretches for Neck Pain & Stiffness


Sometimes the actual problem is not really where you feel it . Sometimes it's in another area of the body and the pain is referring to . This is why having a skilled massage therapist knowledgeable in referral pain is important.


Stretches for Neck Pain & Neck Stiffness






 

SELF RELEASE MUSCLES CAUSING YOUR PAIN


Use a massage gun or lacrosse, tennis or golf ball on the X in the below links to self release trigger points. Your Muscles Love Moist Heat use a Towel large enough to wrap area of stffiness &/or pain. Wet Towel and wring out the excess water place in microwave for 2 mins (Be careful do not burn yourself) Wrap area and do the range of motion of the muscle you are work on.


THE 8 MUSCLES THAT CAUSE NECK PAIN & STIFFINESS

THROAT & FRONT OF NECK PAIN

  1. Sternocleidomastoid

  2. Digastric

  3. Medial Pterygoid

BACK OF NECK PAIN

  1. Trapezius

  2. Multifidi

  3. Levator Scapulae

  4. Splenius Cervicis

  5. Infraspinatus

 

Pain Patterns