Herniated Disc in Neck Exercises

Specific neck exercises can be very helpful in aiding recovery from a herniated disc in neck. A bulging disc in the neck can herniate through acute stress, such as when sneezing or with whiplash, and through chronic wear and tear resulting in a sudden rupture of the annulus (outer protective fibers of the disc). Calcification of the disc can also occur, causing a slightly different type of herniation which, nevertheless, produces similar symptoms to an acute disc herniation. Read more

Brachial Plexus Injury in Babies

baby in hand

A traumatic birth can cause brachial plexus injury in babies and subsequent neck pain and mobility problems.

Brachial plexus injury may occur through trauma or accidents in adulthood but is also a possibility during the birth of your baby. The brachial plexus is a complex of nerves between the neck and shoulder with spinal nerves exiting and dividing, then rejoining and combining throughout the region. Read more

Stiff Neck from the Flu

Stiff Neck Flu

Fever, neck pain and stiffness can be signs of meningitis - or the flu.

When you have a cold or the flu you’ll often find that your whole body aches, sometimes it’s even the first symptom,
before the congestion, cough, or nausea begin. Why does this happen? Why does your neck become stiff and swollen and why does it hurt?

There are a number of reasons why you may end up with a stiff neck that ache during a cold or flu infection. Firstly, your lymph nodes, an important part of your immune system, are likely to become enlarged and your neck is one of the places in the body where there is an abundance of lymph tissue. This swelling can often be felt under your jaw-line and cause both jaw pain itself as well as more widespread neck pain. Read more