In many cases, neck pain and headaches are caused by excess tension in the upper back and neck – often caused by spending too much time in front of a computer or looking down at a smart phone. A quick way to determine if the pain you’re experiencing is related to tension in your neck and upper back is to stand tall and, with your mouth closed, see if you can touch your chin to your chest without experiencing pain. If not, you’ve likely got tension in your upper back and neck.

In the following video, Dr. Jason Lemieux of Physiomed Oakville demonstrates how to relive this tension by rolling out your back and neck and by activating your postural stabilizers in the front of your body:

 

 

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