A Great Exercise to Mobilize the Upper Neck – The Chin Tuck
- Sit or stand in an upright position Bring one hand to chin Slowly push head straight back and hold 5 seconds Return to starting position and repeat two – four more times
It’s Worth Noting that Patients with TMJ Problems Often Have Neck Problems Too
Here are three ways physical therapists can help with upper neck and headache pain.
Manual Therapy – hands-on techniques to decrease pain and improve joint mobility
Exercise – research has shown that the right kind of exercise can decrease neck and headache pain.
Education – understanding what is causing your pain and how you can manage it on your own is important. Physical therapists can help you with proper education.