Neck Pain and ROM

Neck pain, without trauma or an injury, often comes from poor posture, which creates stress on the muscles and joints. Exercises may help with range of motion and reducing pain. People who experience severe or sudden neck pain should not attempt to do neck exercises without the advice of a healthcare professional.

Therapeutic exercise and manual therapy for neck pain can help to reduce the pain by:

  • Increasing postural strength
  • Increasing joint mobility and range of motion
  • Reducing neural tension
  • Increasing muscle flexibility

Sometimes just some gentle exercises can have the desired effect. Persistent neck pain or pain severe enough to alter daily activities often requires physical therapy to prevent recurrences.

Learn more:

11 Exercises for Neck Pain [Internet] Medical News Today. Kandola A, Medically Reviewed by Lauren Jarmusz, PT, DPT, OCS. Available from:

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