Neck Pain Exercise Video: Side-to-Side Head Rotation
Side-to-side head rotations may help decrease tightness in the sides and back of your neck. They will also help increase mobility in your neck.
You can do side-to-side head rotations while on your back, standing, or sitting (that means you can even do these at the office).
- Rotate your chin towards your right shoulder.
- Hold 20 seconds.
- You may use your hand to push your head farther into the stretch.
- Bring your head back to the center, and then rotate 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.