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.
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If it's just a normal stiff neck mild stretching does wonders.
Leela I get these all the time due to my spinal stenosis and they hurt like the devil had a fork in my neck . <br />
Hot and then cold ice packs do the trick for me , Then if you have one apply a neck massage machine . <br />
I've tried spinning my head back and forth but it just gets me dizzy .
You did beat me to it. :o(