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Gentle Neck Stretching Exercises

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Updated March 27, 2014

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Lateral Flexion - Ear to Shoulder
Begin each exercise with your neck in midline position. Your head should be centered and not tilted forward, back, or to the side. You can do this exercise while either lying flat on your back or sitting up.
  1. Gently bend your neck in attempts to touch your left ear to your shoulder.
  2. Stop when a stretch is felt in the right side of your neck.
  3. Hold position for 20 seconds.
  4. Return to starting position.
  5. Repeat above stretch 4 more times.
  6. Gently bend your neck in attempts to touch your right ear to your shoulder.
  7. Stop when a stretch is felt in the left side of your neck.
  8. Hold position for 20 seconds.
  9. Return to starting position.
  10. Repeat above stretch 5 more times.
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