2 Neck Exercises To Do At Your Desk

Sitting at your desk a pain in the neck! Literally!
Are your shoulders tight and burning?
How about headaches at the base of your skull?

For many, sitting at a desk all day causes stress and strain on the muscles of the neck, shoulders and upper back. Besides proper body position, there are a few simple exercises you can take a minuet to perform, sitting at your desk. The first one is a seated W followed by seated Angels.


Begin by sitting up straight, contract your stomach muscles. Raise your arms to shoulder level, as pictured. Squeeze your shoulder blades together, then slowly raise them straight up as in a surrender position. Slowly lower them back down. Repeat 2-3 minutes, 3-4 times a day.

Sitting Angels


Begin by sitting up straight, contract your stomach muscles. Extend your arms out straight as pictured. Slowly begin to raise them in a sweeping motion up over your head while squeezing your shoulder blades together. Repeat 2-3 minutes, 3-4 times a day.

These exercises performed on a regular basis can go a long way helping to keep you feeling good!

CAUTION: Neck and upper back pain that last for more that 3-4 days or continues to re-occur may be signs of an underlying structural problem. Proper examination is warranted. Call our office today at (314) 731-4383 or CLICK TO CALL NOW and schedule an examination to get to the source of your pain.


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