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4 STRETCHES TO REDUCE PAIN IN UPPER BACK, NECK & SHOULDERS

By Mark Kelly


Upper Traps Stretches #1 Sitting or standing, cautiously drop your head to one side making sure the shoulder your head is moving away from does not move.


For more of a stretch, reach over your head and pull it towards your shoulder gently.


You should feel this stretch in the side of your neck down to your shoulder slightly toward the front of your shoulder.


#2 Sitting or standing, move your head 45 degrees so that your chin is over one breast, cautiously drop you chin towards your chest making sure the shoulder your head is moving away from does not move.



For more of a stretch, reach over the front of your head and pull the back of your head forward gently so your chin moves towards your chest.


You should feel this stretch in the back of your neck down to your shoulder slightly toward the back of your shoulder.