3 doctors weighed in:

How to massage neck tightness?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Muscle spasm

See fp for muscle relaxer (preferable one that doesn't make you sleep all the time).
Moist heat to neck & shoulders will help relax muscles. Stretching exercises for neck & shoulders [see ilustration]. Shoulder shrugs will help relax trapezius. Therapeutic massage also beneficial & feels wonderful.

In brief: Muscle spasm

See fp for muscle relaxer (preferable one that doesn't make you sleep all the time).
Moist heat to neck & shoulders will help relax muscles. Stretching exercises for neck & shoulders [see ilustration]. Shoulder shrugs will help relax trapezius. Therapeutic massage also beneficial & feels wonderful.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
49 years in practice
56M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors