Posture and Neck Pain – What You Need to Know

Published on June 28, 2018 in Neck Posture and Exercises

Posture and Neck Pain – What You Need to Know

Experiencing neck pain without any recent trauma to the neck, like whiplash, may mean the source of the pain is from bad posture. Poor body posture while sitting, driving, working, and even sleeping can put stress on the spinal muscles, joints, and nerves, causing discomfort in the neck.

The muscles in your neck work hard to keep your head upright in the correct position, and every shift in position will shift your muscles as well. Depending on the position, these muscles can either be extended too far or contracted too tight, which may cause neck pain and perhaps even headaches and migraines. This pain usually starts in the neck but has a tendency to advance down to the shoulders and upper back.

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5 Exercises for a Bulging Disc in the Neck

Published on June 28, 2018 in Neck Posture and Exercises

5 Exercises for a Bulging Disc in the Neck

The term bulging disc is often incorrectly used interchangeably with herniated disc:

  • A bulging disc is when a disc flattens and extends past the normal space of the bones in the spine (vertebrae). 
  • A herniated disc is when damage to the disc’s outer ring (annulus fibrosus) occurs, causing the interior, gel-like material (nucleus pulposus) to seep out. 

A bulging disc in the neck (cervical spine) can develop with age and happens more frequently than a herniated disc.

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