These neck stretches for relief from pain in the muscles of the back and side of the neck will be most beneficial for people who sit at a desk or computer for a long proportion of the day or those with poor posture, regardless of whether you sit for long periods.

If you experience muscle spasm or strain in the back of the neck, top of the shoulders or front of the neck, then performing these stretches regularly throughout the day will provide relief.  Treatment from your Osteopath should be sought if pain is persisting or if it is too painful to stretch.

If you are suffering from chronic neck pain due to osteoarthiritis, rheumatic disease or disc injury, then you should consult your Osteopath first who can direct you how to use these stretches in the best possible way.

Neck Stretches for Poor Posture from Jonathan Baker on Vimeo.