2 Simple Exercises For Neck Pain

What a pain in the neck!

We all love working at computers, reading, watching TV and using our phones.   But doing these activities for long periods of time can cause neck pain.

Pillows that are too high or too flat, and don’t support the neck properly, can be a source of discomfort.

Intense concentration or stress can tighten the neck, head and shoulder muscles, causing tension and pain.

Here are 2 simple exercises to help alleviate neck pain.


  • Use your hand to slowly pull your ear towards your shoulder until you feel a good stretch.
  • Gently hold for 30 seconds. Repeat 2 to 3 times on each side.

  • Use your hand to slowly pull your nose towards your arm pit until you feel a good stretch.
  • Gently hold for 30 seconds. Repeat 2 to 3 times on each side.

There are many causes of neck pain.  At Body Balance Physical Therapy, our Doctors of Physical Therapy can evaluate your condition and prescribe a specialized treatment program especially for you.  A combination of “hands on” manual therapy, stretches and exercises will relieve tightness and strengthen the muscles in and around your neck, leaving you pain free.  Let us help you “Move More, Live More!”

Call today for an immediate appointment.

TWIN FALLS  208-736-9011          GOODING  208-934-9011


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This blog is designed to provide general information on pertinent physical therapy topics. The statements made are provided for educational purposes only. They do not constitute medical advice nor do they necessarily reflect the views of Body Balance Physical Therapy or any of its therapists other than the author. This blog is not intended to create a therapist-client relationship between you and Body Balance Physical Therapy. If you have specific questions as to the application of these exercises to your medical condition, you should seek the advice of your physical therapist.