Headaches are often accompanied by neck pain. These types of headaches are sometimes called cervicogenic headaches. Relaxing the muscles around the neck and shoulder area with these stretches and exercise may help relieve the headache as well as the neck pain.

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These neck pain relief stretches and exercises can help you relieve neck pain from a strain, pulled muscle, or even if you just slept on your neck wrong.
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Neck & shoulder pain often go hand in hand. Many of the muscles in the neck go down into the shoulder area, and when they are tight and weak, they can cause pain in both areas.
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Cervical radiculopathy, aka a pinched nerve in the neck, is basically when the nerve coming out of the spine gets irritated at the nerve root. This can cause pain & weakness going down into the arm. These simple stretches & exercises may help relieve the pain.
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Cervical vertigo, also called cervicogenic dizziness, is a feeling of disorientation or unsteadiness caused by a neck injury or health condition that affects the neck. Here are some neck stretches & exercises that can help provide relief.
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My favorite daily exercise for easy neck pain relief is a chin tuck. It’s great for the neck, shoulder, it can help relieve headaches, and it can even help correct posture. Chin tucks are not only a great neck pain relief exercise, but they are also a great stretch for the neck as well.
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One of my favorite stretches for shoulder pain relief is an arms above the head stretch. It’s great for the shoulders as well as the neck, and upper back.
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My favorite exercise for the shoulder area is a shoulder or scapular squeeze. It’s great for the shoulders, neck, and upper back. This exercise is performed in real-time, so it’s easy to follow along if you want.

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