Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend.
I wanted to start the week off with a little tip on what to do if you wake up with neck pain from sleeping.
Enjoy the article and video!
In today’s video, I will explain in detail what to do about neck pain after sleeping.
#1 Thing To Do About Neck Pain From Sleeping
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I got Donnalee to demonstrate.
#1 – Neck Moving
You want to try to move the neck to a point that will allow you. It might be uncomfortable but we don’t want screaming pain. So you move the neck side to side, lightly stretching the neck pain area or the stiff muscle area in the neck. You do one set of 5 repetitions, really light stretching.
#2 – Fingers into the Knot
Fingers into the Knot
You will take your fingers and you will look in the muscle in the neck. You will dig your fingers and find that knot or sensitive muscle. You will push into that muscle so it is a little bit uncomfortable and you are waiting for that muscle to relax a little bit so it will decrease intensity when pressing. And then you will look for another spot in the area of that neck muscle. Press on it. It is a little uncomfortable, the muscle is easing up and then you move on to another spot. You can do one set of 5 repetitions, so 5 spots that you are looking for.
#3 – Ball Massage the Knot
If you have poor hand strength or grip strength, you can utilize a ball. You can use any kind of ball like a tennis ball, golf ball or baseball. You are moving the ball around the muscle finding that knot area and then you will press into it. There will be a little bit more pressure and feel a little bit uncomfortable. You are waiting for that muscle to relax a little bit so the sensitivity will decrease. And then you will look for another spot. You will do one set of five repetitions, so you are looking for 5 sensitive spots.
Ball Massage the Knot
Another way of doing it if you don’t have good movement in your shoulder or you can’t hold the ball, you can utilize the wall. This is another way of adding a little bit more intensity. So you’ve got the ball between the wall and yourself. You are moving it around the neck muscle and you are finding the sensitive area then press into it. Do one set of 5 repetitions looking for 5 sensitive spots.
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Rick Kaselj, MS