Did you know that 4 out of every 5 individuals will experience neck or back pain at some point in their lifetime? Have you or someone you care about suffered with neck pain? If you have suffered from neck pain then you know that it is an unpleasant experience and can effect you in all aspects of your life.
Many patients I have treated who suffer from neck pain have difficulty tracking it back to a single incident. Many report waking up with it, or that their symptoms came on over a period of time. There are situations where neck pain is from a single incident (ie: car accident), but many times neck pain has as its cause prolonged postural positions. Maybe your work station or functions of your job put you into bad postural positions. Just the normal activities of life tend to pull us into a forward head, rounded shoulder position.
Here is a short video to show you some stretches you can be doing with a foam roller to improve your posture, open you back up and help prevent upper back and neck symptoms from becoming a major problem.
Hope you enjoy these stretches. Please feel free to share them with your friends and family that your think would benefit from some posture stretching!
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