Stiffness And Tightness In The Neck | Healthworks Chiropractic | Exercising With Neck Pain

Deafness and tightness in the neck can be a serious plague to anybody who likes to stay active. Anybody who’s a frequent exerciser talked today about some things that we do here at Health Works chiropractic and what you can do on your own as well as what we can kind of guide you on a Healthworks chiropractic if you like to stay active when you’re getting this stiffness and tightness in the neck from doing certain movements throughout the day. And you really want to find the root cause of it. So you know you’ve got to look at the movement patterns and some of the exercises that you may be doing that may be causing the stiffness and tightness in the neck. And sometimes people find that when they’re doing any type of pressing movement or overhead movement must take for example like out like a overhead press or shoulder press there inadvertently kind of shrugging their shoulders up which which creates a lot of tension in their traps. And when we create this tension in our traps we’re going to get that stiffness and tightness in the neck you know. So that’s why it’s very important to pack the shoulder kind of bringing the scapula or the shoulder blade kind of back and rotated inward towards the pocket. So when we do this we stabilize the shoulder the shoulders a very unstable joint. It’s there for stability but you know there’s a lot of a lot of structure around it that that can go away and we do so many movements that involve the shoulders in the neck the shoulders and the neck.

They worked very closely together especially when exercising typically you’re not just going to hit isolate one muscle group. So that’s a quite a common misconception especially with rotator cuff injuries for rotator cuff muscles. You know we somewhat have come to believe that we can isolate each one of these and we can isolate certain areas but we’re not always isolating one specific muscle. So you know things like the sub occipital muscles in the back portion of the skull these can often get tight with exercises like squats and deadlifts. Bench press the overhead press in the Olympic list smashing cleans just because if our heads are kind of jutted out forward we’re going to put a lot of attention on these areas and that’s going to create some stiffness and tightness in the neck. Some noticeable will strain these areas as well if they’re looking over their shoulder real fast or real strenuous activity and it can be very debilitating. Take you out of what you love to do crunches are another one that they’re not necessarily bad form just maybe suffering. And if you put too much strain on the neck you may have seen this illustrates the different things especially if you exercise pulling the head forward and then crunching. So there are some alternatives to these. One of my favorite ones Persley is a stability ball crunch where you hold the neck in a neutral angle and then you can crunch for just very slightly a little bit of flexion in the mid portion of the spine the thoracic portion. So that’s also better for your lower back in terms of just lying flat on the ground.

So it adds that full range of motion to that exercise is a little bit more easier on your back and in terms could potentially be a better exercise for you. You know we we look at all the root causes and if you’re getting some pain or headaches while you’re lifting any type of movement while you’re lifting your arms over your head or out to the side and you get headaches or stiffness and tightness in the neck. Come see us in health works chiropractor can we do a very thorough evaluation of you. We take x rays to make sure there’s no underlying causes sometimes that you’re getting that those headaches are tingling or numbness sensation down your arms. You know there may be a root cause of it and we want to narrow out everything so we can get you better doing the things that you love it and being the best person being the best version of yourself as you can be and with that Healthworks catarrh practice we have two locations in Middle Tennessee. We have one in Franklin Tennessee which is located at 2 8 4 Seaboard Lane and Suite 100 in Franklin Tennessee. And the phone number for that office is 6 1 5 7 9 1 9 9 1 7. We also have another location in Murfreesboro Tennessee and it’s located at nine to five South Church Street in Murfreesboro Tennessee Suite 200 and a phone number for that office is 6 1 5 8 6 7 1 1 4 4. Now we feel like we can help help a lot of people you know whether they be young middle aged and older or the elderly population.

Everybody can benefit from chiropractic care and all the modalities that we use here at Healthworks chiropractor over time and you know our bodies wear and tear. So especially if you’re active if you like to exercise you know if you’re getting a lower back pain or upper back pain with that stiffness and tightness in the neck you know Come see us today at Healthworks have practice you can do a very thorough evaluation and see what the root cause of all these symptoms are. You know we want Maskew with the drug or anything like that we want to give you a natural holistic healing and Healthworks chiropractic enabling the body to do what it needs to do on its own and that’s heal. You know we can speed up this process. We have things like cane laser therapy spinal decompression if you are dealing with some type of nerve pain or degenerative changes we can actually help those degenerative changes by slowly stretching the spine and releasing it with our spinal decompression almost acts as a pump to get all the oxygen and red blood into that area to help that tissue regenerate and allow your body to do what it naturally needs to do you know helping your posture. It’s something that that will help alleviate the stiffness and tightness in the neck especially while you exercise if you’re aware of the position of your head while you’re exercising. It’s going to go a long way and it may not catch you for a few years. But as you start getting more muscle you started developing more muscle and these areas are going to get tight. There’s certain areas they get tight and if you’re doing something in your everyday life like sitting at a computer a lot you’re reinforcing this bad posture and you go and exercise.

It’s just going to make it that much worse and you’re going to you’re going to get started getting that stiffness and tightness in the neck. And we believe we can help with that. Health Works chiropractic by retraining these areas not only the bone the vertebrae of the spine and the neck but the musculature that surrounds her. So give us a call that Healthworks chiropractic. We have two locations like it said one in Franklin Tennessee. Our phone number for that office is 6 1 5 7 9 1 9 9 1 7 or in Murfreesboro Tennessee. Our phone number is 6 1 5 8 6 7 1 1 4 4. If you’re getting stiffness and tightness in the neck from exercising come give us a call today at Healthworks chiropractic will be more than happy to get you and get your feeling and functioning better than ever.