Neck Pain Exercise Video: Side Bending
The side bending stretch will help decrease tightness in the sides of your neck. It will also help increase mobility in your neck.
You can do the side bending stretch while on your back, standing, or sitting (that means you can even do these at the office).
- Tilt your head to the right, bringing your ear close to the shoulder. You may use your hand to pull your head farther into the stretch.
- Hold 20 seconds.
- Bring your head back to the center, and then tilt it to the left, again holding 20 seconds.
- Repeat 3-5 times on each side.
Only do the exercise shown in this video if a qualified spine specialist has recommended it. Only do the exercise within the limits that your spine specialist has advised. Do not do the exercise without your spine specialist's approval; it could lead to serious injury. Always contact your spine specialist if you have any questions regarding your back or neck condition or about the suitability of this specific exercise.