Neck Spasm Stretches - Ask Doctor Jo

Author: AskDoctorJo

Hey everybody, it's Doctor Jo. Today I'm gonna show you some stretches for neck spasms, which are never fun. So let's get started. For the first exercise, just take you hands and kind of clasp them behind your head and your neck area. Bend your head forward, tucking that chin in, and by using your elbows to help give you some motion, just rotate you head back and forth.

So you're kind of pulling through with that bottom elbow just to give you a little stretch in there. You can just move back and forth like I am about 10 times, or you can kind of pause there and hold it for about 3-5 seconds. Stretching one way, and then doing that maybe 5 times with a 3-5 second hold. The next one you can still take your hands and kind of now clasp them a little bit higher up on your head, so not necessarily in the curve, but higher up. And then this time, just use your elbow on the top to kind of push over.

So now it's more of a side bending kind of motion. So reaching one way, and then coming back. So same thing, you can either just kind of do a continuous motion side to side, or you can hold it there for about 3-5 seconds, and do about 5 of those.

The last stretch you're gonna need a towel. Something long enough to actually wrap around you a little bit. Now don't try strangling yourself, this is kind of an awkward motion. But with the towel on your left side, you want to actually take your right hand and grab it. And then the towel part on your right side, grab with your left hand. You're going to bring it about where your ear is and then across your face. Just really comfortably right there.

Neck Spasm Stretches - Ask Doctor Jo

That's why you want to use a towel so it doesn't hurt. And go up at an angle. Almost like towards the crease in of the ceiling, and then pull to the side, while you're taking your other hand and pulling downwards.

So this is just gonna give ya an extra tight rotation stretch there. Hold this one for about 15-20 seconds if you can. And then come back down, switch sides, holding here, pulling up here, and going towards the other side. There you have it! Wooo, those were the stretches for neck spasms. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments section and if you'd like to check out some other videos, like some headache videos, go to AskDoctorJo.com. Don't forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter, and remember, be safe, have fun.

And I hope you feel better soon!.

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