The Back & Neck Pain Blog

Understanding Pain Caused by a Herniated Disc

August 13, 2013

Before discussing the types of pain you may feel as a result of a herniated disc, you should understand what a disc herniation is. What is a herniated disc? When a vertebral disc has enough pressure placed on it, either by a traumatic accident, lifting injury, or other natural causes, the inner soft material bulges and pushes through the exterior tough shell of the disc

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Rainy Days and Arthritis: Is There a Link?

June 14, 2013

If you ask this question to those with arthritis, many of them would say yes. Some of them would tell you that their symptoms feel worse in cold, rainy days than in warm, sunny days. A theory of this link is that bad weather causes the air pressure to drop. And the drop of the air pressure causes the tissues around the arthritis joints to swell, which makes the pain worse.

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