SportAndSpineTherapyOfMarin_A Neck Ahead of Chronic Pain

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There is one more factor that often is not spoken about, but it’s a frequent cause of neck pain and discomfort: Sleeping Issues . Sometimes,sleeping inacertainposition,suchassleepingonyour stomach, or a pillow that is too soft or too hard will lead to neck pain.Oftentimes,thispainwillappeartobechronic,asthesleeping issue is likely something that you experience day after day, causing the pain to return regularly. It may be helpful to rule out sleeping concerns as a reason behind your neck pain by assessing your sleeping conditions and making any changes that you think may be necessary. Adjust how many pillowsyousleepon,thepositionyousleep inorevenyourmattress!

For more support in finding relief from neck pain, talk to your physical therapist at our San Anselmo (415-457-4454) or Novato (415-898-1311) clinics or visit www.sstmarin.com.

M A I N T A I N EXERC I SE ESSENT I ALS TRY THIS EXERCISE TO STRETCH YOUR CHEST

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SupineLying (HalfFoamRoller) Sit on the edge of a foam roller and position yourself so that your head, back, and hips are resting against the foam roller, placed vertically. Place your feet flat on the floor so that your knees are bent. Let both of your arms comfortably sit off to your sides. Lie in this relaxed position for at least five minutes until you feel a good stretch in your chest. For an added stretch, move your arms up higher towards your head.

This is a great stretch for those that sit at a desk all day or often use video game posture.

Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

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