The importance of the deep stabilizing musculature of the neck for spinal segmental support and control has been demonstrated in clinical research, which indicates that many patients with neck pain have inadequate support from these muscles. Insufficiency in the pre-programmed activation of the cervical muscles, altered motor control recruitment patterns, and increased fatiguability have also been found in patients with neck pain. Further, the measured increased activation of the superficial cervical musculature in those with neck pain is thought to be a compensation for poor passive or active segmental support. This article will teach you how to strengthen your neck out of pain with prehab exercises!