Neck Motion Test for Pain

Normal Spinal Motion is necessary for a healthy spine.  Limited or painful neck motion is a sign of a muscle or nerve condition.  When testing your motion, sit in your normal position and start with looking straight ahead.  Here are the specific six degrees of motion of the neck.

Note: All motions should be full (where it feels tight), but not painful in the neck, shoulder or head.


Lower your head toward your body until the back of your neck feels tight.


Tilt your head back to look up and feel tightness in the front of your neck.

Left Lateral Flexion:

Tilt your left ear to your left shoulder until the right side of your neck feels tight.

Right Lateral Flexion:

Tilt your right ear to your right shoulder until you feel tightness on the left side of your neck.

Left Rotation:

Look over your left shoulder until you feel tightness on your right neck/shoulder.

Right Rotation:

Look over your right shoulder until you feel tightness on your left neck/shoulder.

ALL MOTIONS shoulder be pain-free.  If there is ANY pain, that lasts more than two days please get checked out by a Chiropractor.  These specific doctors can do an examination and x-ray analysis to determine spine limitations to avoid joint, nerve and muscle damage.

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