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Tips From Chiropractor For Neck Pain Relief

By: Dr. Brice Neff DC

We all want to have “Washboard abs” to flaunt. We’d also like to have the strength of the abdominals to enable us to reach optimal health and flexibility. However, our abdominal muscles are at the front center of our bodies. To get effective results from your core muscles, we recommend following specific guidelines to minimize strain and neck pain after sit-ups while having a great core exercise.

Strategies To Improve Abdominals Muscles

One of the most efficient strategies to improve your abdominals is to practice sit-ups or abdominal crunches. These muscles aid in twisting and bending. They also help to maintain proper posture. Sit-ups help develop the diaphragm and improve respiratory function.

On the other hand, sit-ups may not give you a flat stomach or washboard abs. One approach to accomplish this is to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. After you’ve lost some abdominal fat, your six-pack abs will begin to appear, and you can maintain them by performing sit-ups daily.

Five Great Tips to Prevent Neck Pain

To strengthen the core muscles and prevent your neck from hurting when you do sit-ups, we suggest the following steps:

  • Perform your sit-ups on a padded surface. 
  • Ensure your knees are flexed at a 90° angle.
  • Fold your arms across your chest and tense your abs to elevate your head and shoulders off the floor gently.
  • Carefully lift your body 6 to 10 inches above the floor. All of the core muscles are engaged in this posture. It is not essential to exert more effort to perform the full sit-up.
  • To work the abs more deeply, move gently both up and down.
  • Begin at a modest, reasonable pace, and you are more likely to successfully maintain it than if you burn out early in your rounds.

Rigorous practice and perseverance will get you the desired results. You will see benefits if you perform abdominal crunches correctly and incorporate them into your fitness routine and nutritious diet. But most importantly, you will prevent your neck from hurting the next time you do sit-ups.

Contact us today. You’ve probably been performing sit-ups incorrectly. Persistently hurting your spine and severe neck pain after sit-ups is likely to cause you to discontinue the workout entirely. But don’t give up. We can show you how to revitalize this core workout, improve your abdominal muscles, and get the rippling abs you desire.


Sit-ups alone will not provide an adequate core exercise. We propose that you diversify your gear. You may consider including equipment like a sit-up bench or fitness ball. Similarly, you may vary the kind of sit-ups you perform, such as the butterfly sit-up. This version engages the groin and frees up the hip rotators, often ignored. This routine will also serve as an effective warmup for individuals who ordinarily squat, bench press, or sprint.



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Dr. Brice Neff DC Gilbert AZ
Doctor of Chiropractic