Patients who suffer from mild to moderate neck pain may avoid neck exercises because they fear aggravating sore joints and muscles. Severe neck pain may suggest an underlying condition that requires medical attention and treatment with pain killers, pain relieving medications, or physical (PT) and occupational therapy (OT).
Seeking neck pain relief through exercise should be done carefully and under a doctor’s supervision if the pain syndrome is severe. For mild to moderate neck pain, avoidance of physical inactivity can lead to immobility and additional health problems such as obesity and high blood pressure. Perform neck exercises sensibly and always check with a doctor if you medical questions.