Stretching exercises encourage lengthening of your muscles and associated tendons. Short and tight muscles can lead to pressure on nerves and pain. By its effect of lengthening muscles, stretching promotes flexibility and full range of motion about your joint.
Start with head straight and shoulder blades back and down
Look up to the left at a 45 ° angle feeling stretch in the front of right side of neck
Then look down and right at a 45 ° angle feeling stretch in the back left side of neck
Hold the end range about 1-2 seconds and look back up repeating the motion
Repeat 5-6 times, then switch sides – looking up and right and down and left.