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How can I relax a neck spasm?

Most spasms can be decreased with ice. Gentle stretching and movement of the neck in all directions is also helpful. An athletic trainer may use electrical stimulation to break the spasm.

(This answer provided for NATA by the University of Alabama Athletic Training Education Program.)

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