Neck Strain & Neck Pain Exercises

You can alleviate your neck pain through the at-home neck strain exercises and equipment that Creatrix Solutions developed from the research and mathematical equations of Dr. John S. Scherger! These tools are for anyone suffering from a herniated or bulging disc in the neck, neck strains, numbness, nerve pain, "Tech Neck," or other neck pain issues. The recommended treatment is to fix the curve of your neck (cervical spine) and strengthen the muscles in that new "correct" position, called the S-shaped curve. The two top causes of neck strain or neck pain are a forward head posture and a straight neck. Improper posture can cause pain which over time can lead to further problems.

Why is Neck Curve Important?

Curved Posture Is Best

The more forward your head posture, the more weight you'll carry on your neck. The more weight you carry, the more your discs, vertebrae, and nerves are damaged. A neck that has a proper curve is a neck without pain!

The Neck Turn Test

If you turn your head to the side and can't reach your shoulders equally on both sides, your neck or head is not in proper alignment. Individuals with adequate posture can turn their heads to the side AND lead with their eyes.

What is Tech Neck?

Our necks are so abused in today's world of technology that it is often necessary for most people to RESHAPE their neck into the correct curved position and STRENGTHEN the cervical spine muscles.

"Tech Neck" is happening as children, teens, and adults look down on their phones, tablets, and computers for hours every day, with nothing done to reverse the effects of those repetitive positions and movements. This unnatural posture strains the alignment of the head, neck, and shoulders and causes pain. Pain can lead to disc problems, pinched nerves, and so on. But the good news is the solution is easy!

How Can You Fix Neck Pain "At Home"?

The Neck Shaper® was built in honor of Dr. Scherger and his work with NFL teams, including the NY Giants, New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, and NY Jets. He explained ideal curvature and how it all begins with the neck. He also found that the actual cause of pain is loss of curvature and gravity that tightens muscles, pinches nerves, restricts movement, and decreases blood flow.

To relieve neck pain and strain, Creatrix Solutions created two essential exercise tools you can use at home and bring with you on the go. Our tools and exercises have even helped customers scheduled for neck surgery without surgical intervention! The Neck Shaper® and our Neck Foam Rollers were explicitly developed for neck pain.

Neck Pain Exercise Tools

The Neck Shaper®

A chiropractic adjustment may relieve pain, but if you don't strengthen the supporting muscles, the vertebrae will not hold. The Neck Shaper® focuses on those tiny muscles, strengthening them as it shapes the neck curve into the correct position. (The Neck Shaper can be used either standing or lying down on our Power Cushion.)

Neck Foam Rollers

Lying on our Neck Foam Rollers allows the ligaments and muscles to relax into improved alignment naturally and helps relieve forward head posture and straight necks. In addition, comfortable traction increases the spinal curve for optimal spinal health when lying on our neck foam roller and our low back foam roller simultaneously.

The Neck Shaper®


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Fix Your Neck Pain NOW

Fix neck problems and build a stronger neck through Neck Flexion exercises on The Neck Shaper®!

The Neck Shaper® applies force to the face while the user performs the Neck Flexion exercise. This tool fits comfortably on the face with a forehead and chin rest. The pressure is applied with the bar at a mathematical position between the forehead and chin. The user can grip the Neck Shaper® with or without the bar and use force with hands, bar weights, or resistance bands.

While performing the Neck Flexion movement with The Neck Shaper®, not only will you improve your cervical curve, but you will also feel an improvement in your lower back. As you exercise, your body will start to align into the correct position with the head over the pelvis, and you will gain the S-shaped spine. The bar is one inch (1") in diameter, and you can add standard plate weights for additional force and resistance.

Whatever stress your neck endures during the day, #ShapeAway your neck pain with just six repetitions of the Neck Flexion exercise with The Neck Shaper®!

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How to Perform the Neck Flexion Exercise

Step 1: In a standing position, with feet hip-width apart, keep shoulders down, back, and relaxed. Stretch neck gently backward, looking up in a fully extended position.

Step 2: Hold The Neck Shaper® on the face, with or without bar/bands/weights, and apply gentle force.

Step 3: Keep applying force. Use neck muscles to move against resistance, and slowly drop chin to the level position. This is just like nodding your head versus pushing forward.

Step 4: With the chin in a level position, relax muscles and push straight back with The Neck Shaper®, keeping the chin level.

FREE Neck Flexion PDF Guide

Download our FREE “Neck Strengthening Exercises PDF Guide” for the BEST neck strengthening exercise called the Neck Flexion. This exercise supports movement through a range of motion while in an upright position to develop resistance from horizontal forces against the neck muscles. Your lower back should develop a curve if you correctly perform this exercise.

Use on the Power Cushion

Strengthen Your Back, Neck, & Core

While you can perform the Neck Flexion exercise with the Neck Shaper® while STANDING UP, you can also enhance your training by performing it LYING DOWN on our Power Cushion!

Why Other Neck Devices Do NOT Work

You will find many different products online that promise to help with neck pain, but they do NOT fix the problem. Here's why:

  • Neck Traction Devices: A traction device that fills with air will immediately relieve the pressure by increasing the space between the vertebrae. However, this only works if you wear the device on your neck. As soon as you remove it, everything returns to its old location. Plus, this doesn't fix anything. Providing artificial support on your neck "trains" your muscles and ligaments to rely on that device, making them weaker. So over time, your condition can worsen.
  • Neck Decompression Devices: Hanging your neck off a strap on the door or pulling your neck with a strap from the wall produces results by force, which can be damaging. (Not to mention what happens if the strap loosens or breaks!) These products attempt to relieve pressure on cervical discs but force you into a straight neck posture, which is the opposite of cervical health. A straight neck causes pain. A healthy curve causes a healthy, pain-free neck!

Why "Old School" Neck Strengthening Does NOT Work

Athletes looking to get a "thick neck" will sometimes train with a weight machine or head/neck harness and then add weights. Body muscle overload training does NOT make strong joints. This is the OPPOSITE of strengthening your neck because it can damage your cervical spine! Hanging your head down into a forward head posture will work against gravity, but it can also pull the vertebrae out of alignment. Plus, these exercises can cause your head to tilt and favor one side or the other, making your neck or head crooked or off-balance.

In fact, using these tools to strengthen muscles with resistance:

  • Can cause posterior shear that strains spinal discs and ligaments
  • Can quickly fatigue the multifidus and interspinal muscles
  • Can NOT restore proper global curvature to the neck

Exposing the spine to posterior shear should be avoided at all costs. Therefore, we developed The Neck Shaper® force applicator, along with the Neck & Low Back Foam Rollers and Power Cushion Neck Attachment, to provide correctly-grooved posterior support so you can gain proper spinal alignment and strength.


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Luke Rockhold, Two-Time World Champion, UFC Fighter

Luke Rockhold uses Creatrix Solutions products, including the Neck Shaper, Foam Rollers, Back Trac, and Power Cushion, to return from injury, avoid surgery, and train for his upcoming fights! Go Luke!!!

Free PDF Exercise Guides

Exercises We Recommend and Exercises To Avoid
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Exercises We Recommend and Exercises to Avoid

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How to do the sit-up properly
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How to do the Sit-Up

The sit-up can be performed over a specifically designed exercise support fulcrum called the Posture Corrector Cushion or a sleeping bag. Learn how to do a proper sit-up in this guide.

Spinal Twist Exercise
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How To Do the Spinal Twist

The Spinal Twist enables the middle of the spinal discs to return to their fluid state. In this "gelled state," the spine can best be "molded" with the neck and back shaper spinal brace supports. This allows the spinal muscles to relax, so your whole body is prepared for restful sleep.

How to do the pelvic tilt exercise
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How to do the Pelvic Tilt

The purpose of this exercise is to support a strong lower back that is orthopedically correct. This can also help to treat pathologies, including out-of-place bones or bulged discs that can cause pain, pinched nerves, and/or disability.


Neck Flexion Exercise
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How to do the Neck Flexion

This exercise supports movement through a range of motion (while in an upright position) to develop resistance from horizontal forces against the neck muscles. Your lower back should develop a curve if you correctly perform this exercise.


How To Evaluate Spinal Curvature and Athletic Ability
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How to Evaluate Spinal Curvature and Athletic Ability

This guide provides a scientific way to determine if you have underlying poor spinal posture that could put you at risk of injury. Dr. John S. Scherger used these principles to consult professional NFL teams to pick superior athletes and taught them how to get and maintain the Correct Neutral Spine.