2. Stretch your neck
When muscles are contracted, they become shorter and thicker; when they relax, they are longer and thinner. This is natural and happens all the time in our bodies when we move or keep a certain posture. However, excessive tension and contraction will make your muscles stay shorter than they usually are in a resting position, and as a result you will feel pain and your movements will be more restrained.
In order to relieve pain caused by a stiff neck, you can try some stretches a few times a day, especially if you spend hours looking down or forcing your neck in any other way. Some slow movements that you can do include tilting your head sideways and forwards – remember not to make circular movements because you might force your muscles – and moving your ear close to your shoulders. Gently pulling your head to one side and your shoulder to the other will do as well.