Sunday, March 1, 2009

Stretches For Your Neck--Posterior Scalene Muscle



Your posterior scalene muscle starts at the neck at the C4-C6 levels and attaches to your second rib. It will get tight or damaged in whiplash injuries. Also, a chain of lymph nodes lies under your posterior and other scalene muscles. When you get sick, like when you have a cold, you might notice a bump under these muscles, which could be an enlarged lymph node.





How To Stretch The Posterior Scalene:


1.) Bend head down towards floor
2.) Keeping head bent down, bend head to side
3.) Hold for 20 seconds
4.) Repeat for opposite side


The next Blog will teach you how the stretch the suboccipital or "headache" muscles.


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