Nutshell: tried doing a backflip on a trampoline, landed on my face, hurt my neck real bad (right side). Got a little better with some massaging and heat over the span of a week. Got back on the trampoline a week later, did literally the same exact thing. Learned my lesson.
The pain is slowly retreating, but I'd like to nix it completely. Here's how it feels:
When I bend my head down, my neck hurts, around towards my shoulder and extending into my upper back about six inches. This pain becomes more acute when I bend my head down and to the left. Sometimes when I lay on my right side or lift my right shoulder up toward my head, I get a tight pain in my armpit that extends a bit down toward my hand.
The best relief I've found comes from this stretch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLAOxIHK5ko
However, the relief is temporary. Anything else I can do? I'm just worried that stretching alone won't be enough to get rid of the pain for good.