What You Can Do About The Pain In Your Neck

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Do you ever experience pain in your neck? How about those headaches that pound inside your skull and have you reaching for pain relievers over and over. Have you wasted money on a bunch of fancy gadgets with promises to end your misery? Do you find yourself in constant need of a massage because your neck, shoulders and upper back are in knots and won’t relax?

There is probably a good reason for this and you’re not alone. Neck pain is a billion dollar problem and it’s not getting any better.

The problem is that we rarely (if ever) get to the root of the issue when it comes to neck pain, and therefore the problem keeps reoccurring and often only gets worse.


But what if you could get to the root issue? What if you learned exactly why you’re in pain and, more importantly, what you can do about it?

Maybe you could get off those pain pills, avoid surgery, save money on those gadgets, massages and visits to the doc.

So here is something I want you to try. Watch the video below to see why you are likely experiencing the pain you’re having and more importantly what you can do about it!



So how did that go for you? Can you see that the pain you are experiencing is most likely coming from you being in very poor positions for long periods of time. In other words…you may not so much have a neck problem as you do a position problem.

And the position that you’re probably spending a lot of time in is SITTING. Am I right?

When we sit (especially for long bouts of time) our bodies get molded into very vulnerable positions it wasn’t designed for. This leads to poor movement patterns, musculoskeletal imbalances and more pain.

SITTING is the root issue!

Thankfully, we have solutions. If you want to fix your sitting problem you’ll want to check out our program “The Sitting Solution.

This is the ultimate guide to resolving your pain, addressing the root issue, and getting you moving in the right direction.


==>Go here to get started today!


Peace, love and upright postures,

Chad Walding DPT, OPT L1, RKC

22 Responses to What You Can Do About The Pain In Your Neck

  1. Pat Stickerling

    I found your site by error after viewing a Newsmax email ad for The Sitting Solution. My husband was told by a chiropractor 15 years ago that his neck was very bad and someday he would have to turn his whole body in order to turn his head. Well, that time is here and he has degenerative disc disease. He takes lots of meds, goes for acupuncture and to the chiropractor regularly. I am going to show him your videos and I think he will be very interested. Do you think your exercises will help?

    • Chad Walding

      Hey Pat…thanks for visiting! Yes, these should definitely help! Just make sure when he does these he sits upright with good posture. I would also suggest watching these videos as well as investing in a theraband and foam roller. There are links in the descriptions of these videos where you can purchase them.

      How to fix your posture with a Theraband: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTCvBqZz3Bc

      2 Things to do on a foam roller: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7sBMicSn14

      Our book is also a great tool for general musculoskeletal health as it lays out a clear and concise program to follow.

      That should get him moving in the right direction! Please let me know if you have any questions.


  2. Sam Hall

    Thanks for the great info! I’ll have to give some of these exercises a shot. Getting to the root of the problem is always the most effective way to solve it.

    • Chad Walding

      You’re very welcome Sam! And YES…getting to the root of the problem is a must. In our experience it typically comes down to chronic poor positions which lead to negative musculoskeletal adaptions which lead to poor movement patterns which lead to injury.

      The more aware we become about this and the more we apply these principles the better off we’ll be!

      Thanks for watching and please let us know if you have any questions or if there is anything we can do for you!


  3. George Rafols

    Yes I have to practice these techniques and my chiropractor also provided me with similar aswell but I forget or don’t have time. So I need to work it on my everyday routine. Chiropractor has helped me signicant with my nervous system. Before the chiropractor. I had less energy, after a session I have more relief for weeks tops! Chiropractor sees me less and less. Should to be 3x a week now 2x.

    • Chad Walding

      Awesome George! Keep up with these as they will help you for sure…think of doing them 8-10x every 2 hours or so. Please keep us updated on how you’re doing:)


  4. Kimmo Seppänen

    Thanks. This has helped me a lot and I will share this great video around here in Finland, Northern Europe :).

    • Chad Walding

      Awesome Kimmo! I’m glad it’s helping! Please keep us updated on how your doing and thanks for spreading the word!


  5. Sara B

    I’ve been seeing a chiropractor for back problems since third grade. I experienced frequent migraines through middle and high school caused by back and neck issues, which all but stopped when I started taekwondo and yoga (both of which we t through a lot of movements with similar effect to those in your videos). It’s amazing what mobility and strength we lose just from sitting around. Thanks for providing the videos free! It makes a difference for all of us who need a little extra to live pain-free.

    • Chad Walding

      Hey Sara! You’re very welcome! Yes…movement, mobility, stability is the answer to our physical pains more often than not! So glad you found these videos helpful!


  6. patsy

    where can i get a foam roll?

    • Chad Walding

      Here is a good one Patsy!


  7. Stephanie Suen

    Hi Chad thanks for sharing the video, I have chronic neck pain and tight neck for years, X-ray shows my neck vertebrae is slightly out of alignment, instead of natural curve, my neck vertebra is upright straight and I have lot of tight knots around my neck. Do you have think this video or any other exercise would help to solve my neck problem? Thanks! I am from Seattle WA

    • Chad Walding

      Hey Stephanie…yes! This video should help but you’ll also want to go to our youtube channel and watch these:

      How to get rid of knots in your upper back:

      2 things you should be doing on a foam roll:

      How to fix your posture:

      Also…I highly recommend you check out our book The Sitting Solution which has 70+ videos covering some of the most effective exercises to relieve your pain. Look for it under “order now” at the top!



  8. Tammy

    What is a good pillow to purchase?

    • Chad Walding

      Hey Tammy…

      Everyone is a bit different here. Some do well with regular pillows, others do better with a contoured pillow, some like temperpedic, some don’t? There is no one size fits all but will I will say is this….When you’re sleeping it’s best to keep your spine (neck, mid back, low back) in as neutral a position as possible. So no bending forward, rotating or side bending. So really it’s whatever pillow helps you do that based on your head size, shoulder size, and size of the pillow. I suggest buying a pillow that feels right in the store, keep the receipt, try it out for a week and then take if back if you’re having issues.

      Hope that helps!


  9. Lori

    I do paleo and have autoimmune. I have been out of alignment and bad TMJ pain. I would get headache teeth grinding ear and sinus pain. I started doing handstands everyday and now my spine is straight and I sleep bettet then ever and can breath better. I had tried yoga but would get back spasms. I am now doing bar training aand doing street work outs. I feel so good. I use the walls to do handstands also in the shower with close walls.

    • Chad Walding

      Awesome Lori! Sounds like you’ve taken some great steps! Keep it up and let us know if you have questions!


  10. Bonnie Tussing

    I had surgery on c5/6 c6/7, can I do this safely cause im still in a lot of pain! Thx

    • Chad Walding

      Hey Bonnie…my answer would be “maybe” so I would recommend you find a Mckenzie practitioner in your area who can help give you a more definitive answer based on a person to person evaluation.

      You can find one here:

      Hope that helps!


  11. Thelma Marchbanks

    Would like to find a certified McKenzie practitioner in my area: St. Louis Missouri 63125

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