Dorsal glide stretches the back of the neck. If you
feel pain, do not glide so far back. You may find this exercise easier to do
while lying on your back with an ice pack or a small towel roll under your neck.
Sit or stand tall and look straight ahead.
Slowly tuck your chin as you glide your head backward over your
Hold for a count of 6, then relax for up to 10
Repeat 8 to 12 times.
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William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
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