Sit on some nice soft carpet with your legs straight out in front slightly apart. Point your toes up towards the roof. You can rest your arms on the carpet next to your thighs or if it is more comfortable place them in your lap. Now relax your back and neck and let your head and chest fall forward remembering to keep your head centered. You should feel a stretch from your lower back all the way up to your neck.
Don't ever under estimate the importance of stretching and the benefits it holds.
The Sitting Bent-over Back Stretch can help with neck muscle strain, whiplash, cervical nerve stretch syndrome, wryneck, back muscle strain and back ligament sprain.
Always remember that while stretching may be recommended to aid recovery out of injury, you should always be very careful when stretching through rehabilitation. Your soft tissues are likely to be more vulnerable to re-injury if you stretch too much or too hard during this time. Always check with your Health Care Professional who is guiding you through your recovery to make sure it is appropriate to start stretching, and please - ALWAYS FOLLOW THE RULES FOR SAFE STRETCHING (The first posting on this stretching blog).
Image taken from "Upper Body Stretches" wall chart by B. Walker.