I have gone through physical therapy due to a whiplash accident. It usually works best for me when I can find the knot in my neck where the pain is. Taking a couple fingers and pressing hard on that area for 10-15 seconds usually works for awhile.
call the cops
If it's just a normal stiff neck mild stretching does wonders.
Go to a chiropractor. Had a bad crick in my neck & went to 1 who found that the real problem was down @ T-7 & the crook was because everything above that point was trying to reach for the sun. My ex had a short leg & it manisfested it's self in constant back pain
Leela I get these all the time due to my spinal stenosis and they hurt like the devil had a fork in my neck .
Hot and then cold ice packs do the trick for me , Then if you have one apply a neck massage machine .
I've tried spinning my head back and forth but it just gets me dizzy .
You did beat me to it. :o(