There’s a plethora of research showing that training the neck and scapular musculature is beneficial for people with neck pain. Protocols that involve motor control training, strength and endurance
A few weeks back I had the opportunity to work with games athlete Scott Panchik during the Power Monkey Fitness camp. Scott is an amazing athlete and great person and I just wanted to share the experience.
Generally, research does not support the effectiveness of stretching exercises for pain. However, the neck is a bit of an exception. When it comes to neck pain, there is some high quality research