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To stretch the muscles along the side of your neck:

  • Face straight ahead.
  • Tilt your head so that you're moving your ear toward your shoulder. Don't bring your shoulder up to your ear.
  • Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. You'll feel tension in the side of your neck.
  • Relax and slowly return to the starting position.
  • Tilt your head to the other side and repeat the stretch.
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