Dr. Tehrany weighs in on the topic of neck pain on The Beachbody Blog

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The nonstop gazing at a cell phone, poor body posture while sitting in front of a computer at the office or at home, and incorrect performance of bench workouts, are the three most common causes of neck pain.

Whichever the cause may be, nowadays, neck pain is an extremely common condition, and people complain about it on a regular basis. According to recent research studies, over two-thirds of people worldwide suffer from a sore and achy neck.

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In an article that covers the unavoidable topic of neck pain, The Beachbody Blog asked Dr. Armin Tehrany to professionally analyze the condition that affects millions of people of all ages worldwide.

According to Dr. Tehrany, the causes of neck pain can vary anywhere from poor posture, stress, and lousy workout form, to more serious conditions such as arthritis. In his expert opinion, the stiffness and soreness in the neck don’t necessarily imply that a person is doing something wrong. The uncomfortable issue of neck pain can be a result of a genetic predisposition to arthritis or other orthopedic conditions.

Having that in mind, Dr. Tehrany explains that any pain in the neck requires prompt medical attention in order to prevent a more severe neck condition in the future.

“Regardless of the cause, the sooner you get a diagnosis, the better,” Dr. Tehrany adds.

In addition to Dr. Tehrany’s expert orthopedic analysis, the article also features two simple exercises that alleviate neck pain: lateral raises and chin tucks.

A study published in the BioMed Research International journal states that lateral raises, the first recommended exercise, can lead to 40 percent less back and shoulder pain. A decrease in back and shoulder pain ultimately leads to a decrease in neck pain as well. In addition, chin tucks, the second recommend exercise, allow for the muscles in the back of the neck to stretch and release pressure, and help improve the posture of the neck.

The complete article, as well as the list of recommendations that can help relieve neck pain, are available at the Beachbodyblog.com.