How to Do Neck Stretch with Zamat Neck Pillow

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Working at a desk for a long time, lowering your head to play with your mobile phone, crossing your legs, sleeping on your stomach and other bad habits have led to cervical spine disease, and it was becoming a health killer for people. More and more people are suffering from neck and shoulder pain, dizziness, headache, back pain, and numbness.

Some doctors will prescribe neck stretch or neck traction for these patients, because stretch can not only increase the intervertebral space, relieve the compression of nerve roots, but also reduce nerve edema, so that the spine and surrounding muscles can be relaxed, which is really effective for the treatment of cervical and lumbar spine diseases. So, how to do neck stretch with Zamat Neck Pillow? This article will tell you in detail. Now let’s get started.

Part 1. What you need before doing neck stretch with Zamat Neck Pillow?

A Zamat neck stretch pillow, and a yoga mat.

Part 2. How to do neck stretch with ZAMAT neck pillow?

1. Lay the stretcher on the ground, with the the start of the S facing towards you.

2. Slowly place your back down followed by your neck.

3. Place your arms over your head and stretch out!

4. Feel the massage and relax.

And you can follow this video tutorial to do self neck stretch at home:

Part 3. How long should you do stretch on your neck

Basically, you can take 20 minutes of neck stretch each time, 1 to 3 times a day, and 10-20 days as a course of treatment. It can effectively relieve neck and shoulder pain in less than half an hour. You should be noted that doing neck stretch with too much intensity or too long will make you feel dizzy or even hurt your cervical spine.

Besides, the effect of neck stretch will not be immediate. It takes relatively long time to take effect. Therefore, you should not feel frustrated because of ineffectiveness in a short period of time, keep on doing it and see if it relieves your neck pain. Of course, if the stretch  is still not effective after more than 2 to 3 courses of treatment, you can go to see your doctor to decide whether to stop the neck stretch or choose other treatment options.

Part 4. How does neck stretch help you?

1. Restriction of activities: When you do neck stretch, the cervical spine will be forcibly restricted to reduce the friction and stimulation of the spinal nerve, which is beneficial to the relief of nerve and muscle tissue edema and inflammation.

2. Proper relaxation: neck stretch can lengthen the longitudinal diameter of the spinal canal, increase the intervertebral space and intervertebral foramen, increase the volume of the spinal canal, relieve the stimulation and compression of the nerve root, or even temporarily disappear.

3. Structural recovery: neck stretch can open the facet joint space, relieve the incarceration of the facet joint synovium, and restore the normal sequence and relationship between the cervical vertebrae.

Part 5. What do you need to pay attention to?

First of all, individual differences should be fully considered. The elderly should reduce the neck stretch weight and shorten the stretch time, and the young people can appropriately increase the time and weight;

Secondly, during the neck stretch process, pay attention to your feelings. If there is discomfort or worsening symptoms, the neck stretch should be stopped immediately, the cause should be found and the treatment plan should be adjusted.

Finally, neck stretch is prohibited in the following situations:

  • There is obvious discomfort or aggravation of symptoms, and there is no improvement after adjusting the traction parameters;
  • The symptoms are aggravated, and there is no improvement after adjusting the traction parameters;
  • Those with obvious spinal cord compression and severe segmental instability;
  • Elderly patients with severe bone and joint degeneration, significant spinal stenosis, and severe calcification and ossification of ligaments and joint capsules.

The bottom line

That's all you need to know about doing neck stretch at home. The Zamat neck pillow is very compact and convenient, even if you go out, you can take it for daily neck stretch. And hope that your cervical pain can be effectively relieved after a period of neck stretch.