30 Seconds Rescue: A move that will instantly ease your neck tension
Chronic posture is one of the consequences of a modern, sedentary lifestyle. This position of the head creates tremendous pressure on the neck muscles and adversely affects the overall posture.
Due to the unnatural position of the head forward, the front muscles of the neck are weak and the back muscles are shortened and contracted. Distinguished Chiropractor Dr. Alan Mandell of Florida has designed a series of simple exercises to help ourselves, relieve pain, numbness and improve quality of life.
Chronic posture is one of the consequences of a modern, sedentary lifestyle
Chronic posture of the head affects many muscles in the neck and causes them to spasm, weaken and irritate. This technique is designed to release those deep muscle cramps and provide immediate relief, Dr. Mandell explained in a video description showing the three-step technique, which takes a total of 30 seconds.
Three-step neck relief technique:
1. Place your right hand on the left side of the collarbone and stretch the left side of the neck for five seconds, tilting the neck to the right. Relax. Then place your left hand on the right side of your collarbone and stretch the right side of your neck for five seconds, tilting your neck to the left. Relax.
2. Interlace your fingers at the back of the neck and push your head back for ten seconds, holding it straight, that is, without raising or lowering your chin. As you do this, you will feel a pull at the beginning of your skull, as well as the muscles in the front of your neck contract. Relax.
3. Put your hands on your neck, just below the skull and lift your skull with your hands and push your head back with your chin slightly raised. Hold this position for ten seconds. Relax.
According to Dr. Mandell, after the first exercise, you will feel a significant improvement, your neck will be more flexible and your muscles more relaxed and free.
You can perform this exercise whenever you feel the need, but in 30 seconds you should feel the results, says the chiropractor.
For a precise performance of Dr. Alan Mandell’s Exercise for Sore and Tense Neck, see the video.