By: Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP
Tight neck muscles is probably one of the most common symptoms Americans complain of on a daily basis. We blame stress, the computer, cell phones and our significant others for our neck tension, but most likely the cause is in your posture.
A simple exercise called Brugger’s Relief Position, is almost guaranteed to “reset” your neck and reduce the tightness of your neck by reversing our typical hunched posture. You can perform this move anywhere including at work or when you’re standing in line while holiday shopping.
Brugger’s Relief Position (also see picture below)
Step 1: Make your core tight and take a breath in.
Step 2: Stretch open your chest by rolling your arms open until your palms face forward.
Step 3: Stretch apart your fingertips.
Step 4: Tuck your chin back like it’s on a drawer and breath out.
Step 5: Repeat this process 3-5 times in a row, holding each one for 5-10 seconds.
If your neck pain or tension persists for more than a few days or is accompanied with headache, dizziness, tingling or other symptoms, it’s time to see your chiropractor for natural relief.
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