Neck and head pain are one of the most common problems I see in my practice, second only to low back pain. The cervical (neck) spine is an area of pain for many people who work at a computer.
If you do not obtain sufficient relief with the program outlined below, I highly recommend you seek the opinion of a chiropractor. Neck pain that radiates down the arm is a more advanced condition and you should definitely seek treatment for this. Having the neck adjusted will also aid to lessen or alleviate certain types of headaches and could help with shoulder and arm problems as well.
Unless appropriate techniques are given, such as this Bio-Structural Retaining program, the need for regular treatments will continue. Muscle imbalance and poor posture are the main factors of this condition and, along with poor posture when sitting or driving too long makes it worse.
If you work at a desk, use a computer, or look down frequently, these routines are critical to help alleviate your neck pain. These techniques were designed to alleviate the imbalance in your cervical spine.
Use the “Position of Pain and Procedure” chart below and find the position of pain that fits your situation. You’ll perform the corresponding routine (Procedure) in the order provided, following the instructional videos to learn proper form.
*Remember, the sequence the techniques/exercises are performed is at the foundation of the Bio-Structural Retraining System.
|Position of Pain||Procedure|
|Sitting/driving||Neck Stabilization, Shoulder Stretch with Head Rotation, Upper Back Strengthening|
|Looking down, i.e. reading||Upper Back Strengthening, Neck Stabilization|
|Turning head||Shoulder Stretch with Head Rotation, Neck Stabilization|
*Remember, the sequence the techniques/exercises are performed is at the foundation of the Bio-Structural Retraining System. Follow the order of the exercises exactly as they appear in the Procedure column.