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How should I do neck rotation exercises?

Gerald M. Silverman
Chiropractic Medicine
For neck rotation (side-to-side turning), start from sitting in an erect and upright posture looking straight ahead (neutral position) and slowly turn your head as if you are trying to look over your shoulder. Turn only as far as you comfortably can. When you feel tightness or pulling on the opposite side, or compression and pinching on the side you're turning toward, stop and hold that position for three to five seconds, then slowly come back to the neutral position. Repeat this five to seven times, trying to notice a slight increase in the movement with each repetition. Next, move your head in the opposite direction and gently complete another five to seven repetitions in the same manner. Once you have performed rotation to both sides, combine them into one smooth motion. This is similar to shaking your head no. Gently complete the entire cycle five to seven times.
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Neck rotation exercise is done in the standing position and with movement of bringing the chin over the left or right shoulder.  This exercise can be made more difficult by performing he exercise against some type of resistance.

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