3 Neck & Upper Back Stretches to Improve Flexibility and Posture

3 Neck & Upper Back Stretches to Improve Flexibility and Posture


Hello this is Dr. Bradley and Luke with
The Joint. Today we’ll be covering three types of neck and upper-back stretches
to help improve overall flexibility. Please remember to perform all exercises
as advised by your chiropractor. The first exercise is the lateral head pull,
which increases the mobility in your neck and upper back. Poor posture can
lead to aches and pains which can be alleviated through this simple stretch. While sitting or standing, tuck one arm
behind you near the small of your back. With your other hand, reach over to the
side of your head gently pull your head away from the arm that is behind your
back. Repeat this stretch on the opposite side, then release. Pec stretches help
relieve the stress of poor posture and overuse chest muscles. This can lead to a
forward shoulder roll and aches and pains between the shoulder blades. Start
by standing near a corner wall. Place your arm at shoulder level and, elbow
bent, palm against the wall. Gently lean forward to feel a stretch through the
front of your chest and shoulder, then release. Repeat this stretch on the
opposite side. Poor posture may cause your head to be held forward on your
neck. The last exercise, the SCM stretch, can
help alleviate strain and stress on the muscles of the front of your neck. Start in a seated or standing position.
Use your fingers to locate the middle of your collarbone. Turn your head to one
side and gently lean your head back. Repeat this stretch on the opposite side,
then release. Thanks for joining us today. Remember The Joint Chiropractic is more than just a solution for back pain, it’s your key to a healthy lifestyle.

2 Replies to “3 Neck & Upper Back Stretches to Improve Flexibility and Posture”

  1. On the SCM stretch, what is the purpose of using fingers to locate the center of the collar bone? Should you stretch in a line opposite that point?

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