Do you do neck side bends? Probably not. Few people perform neck stretches, though many people suffer from pain and tightness in this area.
If you have pain here, or pain or numbness running down your arm or into your hand, it could be due to tightness or impingement.
The neck side bend is easy to do, and can be performed almost anywhere - one of the great things about a stretch like this is that you can do it at work, in your car, even sitting watching a movie.
If you are suffering pain or numbness, you should of course consult your doctor, but you can also take matters into your own hands.
To perform the stretch, either sit or stand comfortably. Begin by tilting your head so that your right ear moves toward your right shoulder. Take it to the point of tightness or discomfort, but not to the point of sharp pain.
Realx and return to the starting position, then tilt your head so your left ear moves toward your left shoulder.
Be sure not to rotate your head, or to raise your shoulder toward your head. Do this 10 times each side.