Great stretch to prevent long term NECK injuries!

Thanks to CaliSpine! Visit them at www.calispine.com/blog and @ CaliSpine on Instagram.

“Got #JitzNeck? Promote a #healthy curvature of your neck! The number of neck injuries we have seen from the MMA community is astounding. Repetitive cervical flexion leads to a straightening of the spine, causing the nerves of the neck to get compressed and sending nerve pain (zingers/numbness/tingling) down to the hand.
Hold this position anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes. Any belt can be used.
This exercise should be done carefully and gently at first. It will help put the curvature back in the cervical spine and counteract the damage done by the repetitive flexion of the neck in sports like Jiu Jitsu, thus reducing your nerve symptoms.
Again, if you are worried about this being harmful, consider that the constant cranking on your neck while #rolling is definitely creating long-term damage.
Consult your PT/Chiro before doing this exercise if you have any preexisting conditions or concerns.”

Posted by MMA Leech on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

 

Great stretch to prevent long term NECK injuries!

“Got ‪#‎JitzNeck‬? Promote a ‪#‎healthy‬ curvature of your neck! The number of neck injuries we have seen from the MMA community is astounding.

Repetitive cervical flexion leads to a straightening of the spine, causing the nerves of the neck to get compressed and sending nerve pain (zingers/numbness/tingling) down to the hand.

Hold this position anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes. Any belt can be used.

This exercise should be done carefully and gently at first. It will help put the curvature back in the cervical spine and counteract the damage done by the repetitive flexion of the neck in sports like Jiu Jitsu, thus reducing your nerve symptoms.

Again, if you are worried about this being harmful, consider that the constant cranking on your neck while ‪#‎rolling‬ is definitely creating long-term damage.

Consult your PT/Chiro before doing this exercise if you have any preexisting conditions or concerns.”

Thanks to CaliSpine! Visit them at www.calispine.com/blog and @ CaliSpine on Instagram.

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