Simple 3-Step Technique To Relieve Stiff Neck Pain In Just 90 Seconds

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

relieve stiff neck pain

simple-3-step-technique-to-relieve-stiff-neck-pain-in-just-90-secondsMost stiff necks occur from sleeping in an awkward position.

It can also be caused by improper posture.

Neck stiffness is actually quite annoying: pain and discomfort can easily spread to the shoulders and upper or lower back, severely limiting head mobility.


Forget over-the-counter pain relievers, all you need to do is follow these steps:

90-Second Relief Technique For a Stiff Neck

90-Second Relief Technique for a Stiff Neck (Wry Neck, Torticollis) - Dr Mandell

How To Loosen A Stiff Neck

Part 1: Cross Fiber Massage

  1. Identify which side of your neck is causing you pain.
  2. Take the hand on the opposite side of your body from your pain, and go find the spot in your neck that hurts.
  3. As you push into that spot with your fingers, turn your neck towards your hand as far as you can.
  4. Pull the muscles that hurt you towards the center of your neck in a diagonal motion.

Part 2: Neck Stretch

  1. Take your same hand and place it on top of your head.
  2. Turn your head and shoulders at a 45-degree angle.
  3. Pull your head towards the shoulder furthest from your pain and hold for 15-20 seconds.
  4. Pull more and hold again.
  5. Using the same stretch, place your shoulders straight and pull again.
  6. Repeat steps 3-4.

Part 3: Knuckle Massage

  1. Use your hand on the same side as your neck pain.
  2. Make a fist and let your knuckles sink into your neck.
  3. Let your neck rest on your knuckles.
  4. Adjust knuckles a little higher and repeat.
  5. Adjust knuckles a little lower and repeat.

The earlier you can make corrective changes to the muscle, the quicker the recovery!