Stretches to Help You Get Rid of a Pinched Nerve

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There’s no worse feeling than when you wake up or you are going about your day and you suddenly feel a pinched nerve. As a result, this discomfort can ruin your day. Fortunately, stretching can help. Here are some stretches to help you get rid of a pinched nerve and get back to your day.

Chin Tuck

This easy stretch starts with you standing up straight with your shoulders down and back. Keep your eyes lifted and looking forward as you drop your chin until it touches your chest. Do three sets of 10 to 12 sets.

Standing Scapular Retractions

Stand upright and bend your elbows 90 degrees while keeping them tucked into your sides. Squeeze your shoulder blades together and pull your elbows back. Keep your shoulders down and continue looking forward throughout the movement.

Quadra-ped Cat-Cow

Go down on your hands and knees. Move your hips back toward your heels and bring your chin to your chest. Arch your back and extend your neck up. Alternate between these two positions 10 times. Do three sets.