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Use Your Neck Pillow Along with Neck Exercises for Best Results

Posted Oct 14 2010 10:24am

Lateral neck stretch matt

  • Some of us have extremely tight neck muscles , a complete loss of the cervical curve or substantial neck pain quite often. This is why it is often helpful to get your neck used to using a pillow with neck support.
  • We must gradually change the alignment of the neck to reduce soreness. Going from one extreme to another may somewhat shock the body. For example, going from a military neck to one with a normal lordosis- and your body will feel the effects. When we change alignment, stretch, or use muscles differently, and move things that haven’t been moved in awhile, the outcome is sometimes soreness.
  • If you frequently stretch or use neck exercises to keep neck muscles loose and the cervical spine mobile and accustomed to better neck posture, then this will help you to get used to a new neck pillow.
  • Also, when making corrections in neck posture or vertebral alignment we will often be stretching or strengthening neck muscles as well as certain ligaments and tendons. Having these muscles ready and in better shape helps us to get faster and more lasting results.

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