You might have never heard of the longus colli...but weakness in that rather small strip of muscle tissue deep in the front of your neck could be causing your chronic neck pain...
longus colli becoming weak is the result of a motor vehicle accident. It is commonly injured in rear ending whiplash, can be overstretched and become weak and inhibited, while more superficial muscles in your neck becomes dominant. This creates quite a mess in regards to tension and stabilization relation of your neck and very often the problem doe snot go away until you start to appropriately strengthen the longus colli.
Check the following video which will show you the first few step in improving longus colli strength.
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Pierre-Yves Butheau, MPT, CMP has been a physiotherapist for 19 years and has a passion for helping people move better, return from and prevent injuries, as well as improve their function and quality of life. He has a strong interest in addressing the root cause of and treating neuro-musculoskeletal conditions while educating his patients with the knowledge to manage their conditions and prevent recurrence. Pierre also has a niche in treating Bell's palsy and temporomandibular joint dysfunctions.