Neck Self-Test Movement Correction: Chin Retractions


Born in Hong Kong and raised in beautiful British Columbia, Dr. Li. obtained his Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. He went on pursuing his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at New York Chiropractic College. While practicing as a chiropractic physician in New Jersey, he continued to follow his passion of learning and completed post-graduate degree program in functional rehabilitation. He is only the one of three Diplomate of American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board in the state of Washington, with the other one being the current Seahawks chiropractor and his mentor, Dr Jim Kurtz.


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Hello, this is Dr. Li from Mobility Plus. Today, I'm going to show you how to do a self-corrections for your neck pain. Now, for those who have watched our previous video on the neck self-test, this is for you. If you haven't done so, please feel free to pause this video and go check out our video on the neck self-test. Now, for those who have done the self-test that were shown in our previous video, and especially for those who have the pain going down to the shoulder blade or shoulders while looking down, this one's for you. This self-test, I mean, self-correction is pretty simple. You want to bring your chin all the way back. A cute way we described to our patients was trying to make a double chin.

Now, as you do this, please make sure you don't run your back to do so. And the most common thing we see from patients, they just keep turning the whole back check trying to get all the movement in the neck only. Then we do a side view. Nice and tall, bring your chin all the way back. Now, when you do this, you may feel some discomfort. If you feel some discomfort initially about the first 5 to 10 reps around the neck, we’re okay. But if you're doing this test or doing the self-corrections, and you keep feeling more pain in the shoulder blade, especially those ones who have pain down the arm, stop right away. Not a good sign, so you should go see your medical provider or call us.

But for those who doesn't have any of those things, keep going. And about after 20 reps, you just start to feel better. And after the 20 reps, I would like you to do the self-test again by looking down and for the side as well. You may find out right now after doing this, looking down and looking side to side; not as tight anymore, especially on the mid-back. And this is one of our go-to self-correction tests for our patients. Very easy to do in the office, and it can have a very immediate effect. So, check this out, let us know how it goes for you. This is Dr. Li, again, from Mobility plus here to help you to move better, to feel better.

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