Neck exercises  

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Neck stiffness is fairly common following cancer therapies for a variety of reason. Steroids by have impaired core strength and posture, chemotherapy and some hormonal therapies can generally cause joint discomfort. The neck being a complex series of joints if weakened or inflamed can cause muscle spasm, pains down the arms and discomfort radiating up the back of the head not an infrequent cause of headache.

Its a good idea to perform neck exercises in front of the mirror in order to achieve the optimal posture.

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