Crook in the neck… just steal something and leave me alone

Doroski Chiropractic in Woodbridge, VA. Few Chiropractors in Woodbridge Virginia have continuing education diplomates and Dr Doroski is the only Chiropractor of Neurology.

Crook in the neck!  Don’t you just wish it would steal something and leave you alone!  But no… it hangs out and annoys you and can eventually make your arm tingle.  The muscle is the levator scapulae.  If you can’t get to your chiropractor here is a safe stretch you can do at home that may help short term.  Start with a hot shower to warm the muscle up.

The muscle runs from the top medial part of your shoulder blade up in to your neck.  So the way to stretch it is to separate those two structures.  You can do the stretch standing or sitting.

1.  Lengthen the muscle by raising the elbow above the shoulder on the side to stretch.

2.  In this position, first rest the elbow against a door jamb. This rotates the outside of shoulder blade up and the inside of it down, which lengthens the levator scapula muscle.

3.  Second, turn the head away from the side that is stretching and bring the chin down, stretching the back of the neck .

4.  Third, place the fingers of the other hand on the top of the head and gently pull the head forward increasing the stretch slightly.

Hold this for about 30 seconds to a minute.

If this helps great you got some relief before going to your chiropractor.  If they didn’t call for an appointment because it won’t usually improve on its own.


Doroski Chiropractic

3122 Golansky Blvd, Ste 102

Woodbridge VA 22192

703 730 9588