Exercises to Strengthen Deep Neck Muscles For Head and Neck Balance
Updated for COVID-19 lockdowns, part two

People with or without FHP alike can benefit from exercises that strengthen the deep neck flexor muscles. If you have osteoporosis or osteopenia, strengthening the muscles around your spine is key to healthy posture and reduced risk of fracture or deformity. A strong neck also offers some protection from whiplash and other accidental damage to the spine. As we age, neck exercises can improve neck appearance, function, and comfort.

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