Neck Pain At The Base Of The Skull On The Right Side Or Left Side

Do You Get Neck Pain At The Base Of The Skull On The Right Side or Left Side?

In our post called "Relieve Neck Pain & Headaches At The Base Of Skull", we showed as stretch that helps stretch stiff suboccipital muscles (sub="below", occipital="skull") on both sides of the head.

However, often times neck pain at the base of the skull is worse on either the right or the left side.  The exercise in this video can help relieve neck pain at the base of the skull on the right or the left side.

How To Relieve Neck Pain At The Base Of The Skull On The Right Side

  1. Put your left hand on top of your head
  2. Push down on your head with your left hand as you tip your head slightly to left side
  3. As you tip to the left, keep pushing through the top of your skull so that the pressure is down and slightly to the right
  4. This helps isolate the stretch to the muscles just underneath the right side of the skull.
  5. Hold this position for 1 minute

How To Relieve Neck Pain At The Base Of The Skull On The Left Side

  1. Put your right hand on top of your head
  2. Push down on your head with your right hand as you tip your head slightly to right side
  3. As you tip to the right, keep pushing through the top of your skull so that the pressure is down and slightly to the left
  4. This helps isolate the stretch to the muscles just underneath the left side of the skull
  5. Hold this position for 1 minute

Hopefully this stretch helps you relieve neck pain at the base of your skull on either the right or left side.

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Do you get neck pain at the base of the skull when turning your head to the right or the left?

If so, check our our post "Relieve Neck Pain When Turning Your Head"

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