Imagining a track your head is sliding on also helps. Once you bring the head back, hold for a 3 to 5 count and relax. Repeat for only 5 repetitions your first time performing them. Each day do another rep or two until you have worked up to 20 repetitions. Then, move on to using resistance below.
Perform this same exercise but with your hands holding gentle pressure against your head in the back. This creates some resistance making your muscles work a little harder. Like you are doing crunches, place both hands behind your head; perform the exercise above only with a little resistance of your hands. Only do this exercise once you are comfortable without the resistance. Also, if still in acute pain Do Not do this yet; wait until you have gotten pain to subside. You can also do this one standing against a wall or lying down flat on the bed or even with a towel or elastic band for resistance.
Additional Reading Resources
- Forward Head Posture
- Arc4life- Your choice for neck pain, lower back pain and headache pain relief. Neck Pillows, neck traction, lower back pain relief and hot and cold therapy.
- The Dreaded Hunchback - How to Correct That Area of Your Upper Back That Pops Out and Looks Funny!
- Joint Restrictions Will Put Additional Stress on Discs
- The Neck Pain Relief Shop