Front and Back Neck Stretch

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How to Front and Back Neck Stretch

Front and Back Neck Stretch

How to Neck Flexion and Extension Strech: Keep your head in a neutral position at all times. Hold the position for 10-15 seconds and return to starting position. Do this 3 to 4 times.

Front and Back Neck Stretch Benefits

  • Neck stretches are also involved in physical therapy that aims to rehabilitate the neck muscles, joints and bones. Neck stretches aims to increase the strength, tone and flexibility of the neck muscles. It also allows the ligaments on the neck joints to become more flexible and withstand increased stress to the area.
  • When the head and shoulders drift forward due to poor posture, some muscles in the chest and neck can shorten and become tight over time, which can perpetuate the poor posture that is causing neck pain. The neck stretching exercises can help loosen postural muscles and may reduce neck pain.

Muscles Worked in the Front and Back Neck Stretch

Semispinalis Capitis
Splenius Capitis
Longissimus Capitis
Platysma
Sternothyroideus
Omohyoid
Sternocleidomastoid
Scalene
Trapezius
Splenius Cervicis
Neck Stretch muscle worked