February 14, 2020 HomeBlogTop 10 Cervical (Neck) Disc Herniation Exercises & Stretches for Pain Relief. Top 10 Cervical (Neck) Disc Herniation Exercises & Stretches for Pain Relief. By Herman Swinney Blog 100 Comments Tags:Bob and Brad, bob schrupp, brad heineck, cervical disc herniation, cervical pain, cervical radiculopathy, cervical traction, disc herniation, famous physical therapists, famouspt, neck disc, neck disc herniation, physical therapy, physicaltherapyvideo Related Posts Fitness program helps people with special needs Nutritionists Answer Commonly Googled Dieting Questions EP51 Lesson 10 “Adjective” Page 161-163 Learn Thai for beginners “My Thai Book” About Author admin 100 Comments michael monroe I have two bulging discs in my neck four in my back and osteoarthritis in four spots in my spine neck to tailbone former Marine jumped out of a lot of planes the VA said nothing can be done are they full of it or can it be reversed keep in mind bulging not completely herniated been like this for five years they want to do surgery but I seen people come out much worse one battle buddy is paralyzed now because they fed up June 13, 2018 Reply We Care We Care I have just tried out these exercises and I can straight away feel the pain down my arm and wrist ease. I am hoping by carrying out these exercise the pain in my shoulder will also go away which i have been suffering with for over 2 years. My arm was that bad, I had difficulty typing or writing text messages for a long period of time. Looking forward to continue carrying these excercises. I wonder of this relates down to the hip as I have been also been suffering with hip flexibility.. June 14, 2018 Reply TheEmeraldfox777 These guys are all over the place..over talking each other..I cant get the specifics because of this June 30, 2018 Reply K Jeanne 1. What is the name of that black apparatus that you showed at the end of the video?2. Where is the video link for it?3. Where can it be purchased? July 3, 2018 Reply Frank Thomas Thanks Guy's ! July 18, 2018 Reply Maria Espinosa Hi guys, will this help if I feel the pain right in the neck area? I get numb fingers and pain in my shoulder blades, but the pain is unbearable sometimes right on my neck where I have the bulging disk. I tried TP but it still hurts. July 20, 2018 Reply Daniel Marlett Thank you July 29, 2018 Reply Chrisupergamer Unfortunately, none of these helped me… July 31, 2018 Reply VeeLee Productions I go to chiropractor once a week, Earlier this year I started having a "hot poker pain" in one spot under edge of left shoulder blade. Would come and go for few minutes then gone. (My chiro didnt know what caused it, nor did the PT guy i went to) Fast forward to 4 months ago, started having right shoulder blade pain and top of shoulder into curve of neck pain. Then woke one morning with pain radiating down into arm and hand. Ive had MRI and was told I have bulging neck disc. I was already in PT and learned the towel and neck hang but from laying position which was better for me. I was put on Prednisone for inflammation and Hydrocodone for pain. I start PT again in week. thanks for posting these exercises August 1, 2018 Reply Cavsome Selvage is SELL vidge 🙂 56 cervicle age 70 August 18, 2018 Reply Surjitsingh Surjit Sir plz tell me…which type of excersice for lordosis c6_ c7 ..plz… September 15, 2018 Reply Marcy Allison How long does it take doing these exercises to heal? Weeks? Months? September 15, 2018 Reply For Real Thank you so much. I have herniated disks with degeneration in my cervical area affecting c3 thru c7 as well as spina bifida and scoliosis. I am very overweight no job and no insurance. I've been heavily sedated months on end on generic flexril 3× daily and 6 gabapentin daily. I also have a damaged nerve in my brain that affects my balance from a virus a few years ago. I was told by a specialist that I do need surgery but its not a option for me because of my financial situation. I used to be a marathon runner and weight lifter and extremely fit. I look at myself now and its very upsetting to me and I don't want to continue down this path. I came across your video and it is given me hope for improvement. I will start these today. Thank you both so much for making these videos to help people. I am so excited to get started. Shalom October 12, 2018 Reply YES Group PH Thanks Bob and Brad for this video. it helps. It alleviate the pain that I'm experiencing 🙂 October 15, 2018 Reply Marcy Allison How long does it take to heal a cervical disc? November 13, 2018 Reply MrJaimerr09 any tips on how to sleep lie pillow more low to the neck or up high on the head November 22, 2018 Reply Lisa Corrales Will this heal cervical disc herniation and bulging? November 27, 2018 Reply S W When i do my chin tucks my tinnitus changes sound November 28, 2018 Reply Diane Ancinec C6&7 bulging disc from neck, shoulder and upper arm. Which exercises do you suggest December 6, 2018 Reply Z Szilagyi You guys helped me last time with my herniated disc in my lower back, I’ve done those exercises and got rid of the pain completely, plus I am a lot more careful at lifting heavy weights now, this time I was doing an exercise for my triceps standing up having the weight in my hands and lifting it over my head, I’ve got a herniated disc in my neck now, couldn’t sleep last night, you’re video just helped me again.You guys are brilliant, thank you! December 16, 2018 Reply Julia Belmonte Would this help with a cervical strain? I also don’t have a Hoffman’s reflex and I’m wondering if this due to my cervical strain or my thoracic and lumbar herniated discs December 20, 2018 Reply Robert Long How does this TREAT a Herniation??? December 20, 2018 Reply Frances Hopper Love you guys. So helpful December 26, 2018 Reply Juliah Parnou Thank you very much! January 4, 2019 Reply Paweł Nowakowski Thx!👍 January 10, 2019 Reply Paweł Nowakowski Can we restore neck curve????? January 10, 2019 Reply anne s I’m wondering if I can attempt these post surgery two weeks. I’ll at least do chin tucks. Did them every day before. January 19, 2019 Reply Steven B at 5:07 how hard of pressure should you be applying with the towel during the pull? January 19, 2019 Reply Regina O'Mahony Hi Has anyone experienced a rotary sensation in a moving vehicle or lifts with bulging discs in the neck, and do they know why. Many thanks January 23, 2019 Reply randomness What if when ur doing sit ups it feels as though the neck isnt strong enough to pick the head up without support? Will these work? January 25, 2019 Reply anshuman mohta Hi. How many reps should one do for each exercise. And how many of them should I do if none hurt me and all the exercises are helping? And how many times should I do these exercises in the day January 28, 2019 Reply Evan Osowski I have a small c3 c4 disk protrusion I'll give these a try. I have tingling in my right shoulder blade and pain and weakness in my right arm bicep and tricep. And pain in neck when I turn my head more pain when i bend neck to the right side January 29, 2019 Reply jette dilan I have bulging disc and degeneration on my c3 to c7.I wear soft cervical collar during my work.7hours duty.am I doing right? February 11, 2019 Reply Ali Akbari This video by far is the most comprehensive when it comes to neck stretches. Very helpful. God bless you gentlemen. February 13, 2019 Reply Caleb Brewer Guys, I can't thank you enough. Ruptured C6 C7 a year and a half ago. Have been in pain and couldn't feel my right pointer finger ever since. Thought I would never be able to feel it again. Tweaked my neck again two days ago and the pain was almost as bad as when I first ruptured the disc. I was desperate and found your video. Followed the exercises last night and immediately felt relief. Very little pain today and felt feeling in my finger tip for the first time in a year and a half. I can't thank you guys enough. For anybody reading, follow their instructions to the word. I feel like there is a light at the end of the tunnel. February 13, 2019 Reply bilshup How many repetitions February 25, 2019 Reply Хушбак Сафархон HERNIATED DISC -=- in, St,Petersburg, me cured popular method for seven days. March 14, 2019 Reply H k My numbness immediately felt better… Thank you 🙏 March 26, 2019 Reply Waqas Mansoor my problem started a month ago i cant keep my eyes open in the day light , i can after some hours of waking up .. at evening everything seems fine .. normaly i do get neck pain and uneasiness , even after sleeping the eye strain dont go away … i do work on computers a lot but shouldnt the strain on my eyes go away after some days ? i dont have any headachs or anything just neck and eyes issues . hating my life rn pretty much March 29, 2019 Reply farrah Bryant I have cervical spondylitis and nerve compression. I have been doing this for the last two days after considering doing surgery . I have to admit my pain is significantly reduced . I have also been watching my posture and using my phone leveled to my face . Thank you so much for your great video . I have searches 100s of videos and this is by far the most effective video .Update : 3 months of doing this and i hardly have pain anymore . I don't do this as regularly anymore as the pain has subsided significantly. April 2, 2019 Reply F4collector Thanks for making this video – it helped me! Much appreciation.Tom F4collector April 6, 2019 Reply Dado Z Thank you, i applied those exercises but i feel with dizziness n nausea..is it normal ? April 25, 2019 Reply Yasue Who Thanks guys. 🙂 I had been misdiagnosed with a tendon injury in my shoulder and, eventually it was so bad, I'd "lost" the function of my arm. After a painful nerve conduction study they finally figured it out the source is two pinches in my cervical spine. The local PT was still not helping (they were still focused on my shoulder for some reason) and they ended up sending me for steroid shots. I was fine for 5 or 6 months and it happened again and they sent me for shots again. It was unsustainable and miserable. By watching your videos I figured out how to prevent it with stretches and by ditching my pillow. April 25, 2019 Reply Mike E. Thanks for posting i really needed the relief. Very calming just listening. Your videos are helpful. May 17, 2019 Reply Nelson Souza Ola amigos . Obrigado pelo video , moro no brasil, entendo pouco de i gles mas pelo que te ho visto nos comentarios , varias pessoas tem se beneficiado com as dicas de voces. Vou começar a fazer e conforme for melhorando estarei postando comentario pois nao poder usar as hands or sleep betther nao tem sido facil, gostaria de nao precisar operar e voltar a ter uma vida normal. Thanks Bob and Brad. How do yours have a happy saturday May 18, 2019 Reply LB you guys are awesome. This really helped me a lot with my neck pain. Thank you so much May 29, 2019 Reply Taetaekookie Vjk God bless you both. Thank you very much. Subscribed! 💜 June 1, 2019 Reply PRO_ZOMBIE117 Head bent back one seems to help. Chin tucks definitely make it worse. Don't know why June 4, 2019 Reply Curious J Thank you for making these kinds of videos. You have no idea how much it calmed my thoughts and educated me about what could be going on with my cervical spine. I have extreme pain when I do the chin tuck. Several days of doing ice and these stretching exercises has helped however because of the sharp pain that is causing more tingling I made an appointment to see a spine specialist in my area. I had to wait over a week for the appointment (which is coming up this Friday ) but in the meantime your videos have given me some solace where otherwise I would be in panic mode. I have a completely numb index finger and thumb. Again thank you for doing so much good in the world! June 5, 2019 Reply Miguel Amaral Should I visit a chiropractor? What do you think guys? June 6, 2019 Reply Saraa Almohamed My nick disk soo pian 😥😭🤕🤒 June 6, 2019 Reply Sarah Newman Love the video. I'm very disappointed that I spent money seeing an orthopedist and then going to physical therapy for 4 weeks and it didn't help me. This video did. None of these exercises were recommended to me. I am so disappointed in the care I received, but I'm thankful for this video and these exercises that actually helped. June 11, 2019 Reply Grace Gonzalez What are you guys thoughts on ELDOA as traction? June 16, 2019 Reply Mad Ashell 2 idiots but actually have good info…lol… June 22, 2019 Reply ladylestranj I have hern disc in neck and sciatica problems as well. I hurt all over. Thank goodness i finally found the neck vids. i searched for 2 days. (youtube sucks lately) June 29, 2019 Reply Haval Jamal Great ppl July 7, 2019 Reply Eve Mcardle I can’t believe you really think these exercises work you are both healthy physio does not work for most people with herniated discs July 12, 2019 Reply Morten christensen What problems can one get cognitive when having problems c3 to c6? July 23, 2019 Reply dlee t When you have a preexisting lumbar stenosis and get a neck injury walking is difficult as the previous compensations don't work. I bought a breathalyzer but was still assumed to be out of it, yet no one asked me to blow Russian.Imperial Stouts take 15 hours to be gone from your system. Companies are set up to maim or kill you, legally. See John Stewart's risk management scams.. July 25, 2019 Reply Dylan Lauzon Thanks for this. By the way. Jeff Cavaliere is the most famous PT on thr internet by far. Sorry guys. Haha. You guys are great though. July 28, 2019 Reply Mustafa Ö. Perfect and very helpful. Thank you:) July 28, 2019 Reply Mustafa Ö. They are working for my neck hernia. Especially the chin tuck and neck extension with a towel. July 28, 2019 Reply Léa B. Oh goody goody !! I've done them for only two days (morning and night) and on the second night when I did the one at 9:00 it release soooooo much pain. I feel so much better, thank you! July 31, 2019 Reply Mario Calderon Can I do these if I have spinal compression from a bulging disc in c7 t1 August 3, 2019 Reply Ritesh Gupta Hi Docs….thanks a ton for this video…totally describes my condition. But i also have a set of (14th) cervical ribs…do these solutions still apply to me? August 6, 2019 Reply Totok Shiatsu Terapi saraf kejepit banyak yang sembuh ditempat tanpa operasi aman dan alami. Dengan menotok plak atau penyumbatan kolesterol didaerah zona terapi saraf kejepit Insyaallah manjur. Terapis Agus Parjito. Wa. 087836 280086. Karanganyar, solo. JATENG. August 13, 2019 Reply MD. Tajul Islam Faysal Thanks for HELP Sir. August 19, 2019 Reply Uzair Omer What would I do if it has gotten to my head as well? It hurts so bad August 21, 2019 Reply Rusiane Almeida Extremelly happy to find this channel. I worked as a massage therapist and alternative healing.Bob and Brad have the right techniques and have the greatest advice for posture alignment, therapeutics and Healing.Thank You for share your expertise and mastery in physical therapy. September 2, 2019 Reply Chris Balser This video is a Godsend! I am glad I cam across this, been having pain, numbness and tingling in my shoulder, forearm and thumb and pointer finger. After doing these exercises/stretching I am playing softball and about to start lifting again. September 8, 2019 Reply Callihan Hopwood I know more about workouts from Unflexal Workouts handbooks ! September 17, 2019 Reply nts111 Already having l5 and l6 damage for lower back some how got fixed with some excersie and I was careful..now I have disc issue in the neck because while I slept slipped from bed….I knew there will be fix searched YouTube did the towel method for week …and now it's fine..those who have issue knows that you need to forget it from our mind about to lead normal life ..once the pains goes your heard also heals September 18, 2019 Reply Josiah Marin It’s been 2 1/2 months since my accident. My discharge papers read 2 large disc protrusions at c4-c5, c5-c6, and a mild one at c6-c7. I have no loss of feeling in my fingers, I do get some pains In my arms but It’s nothing to complain about, not sure if that’s just due to the fact that I’ve been stuck at home since my accident and haven’t worked out. I work a labor job lifting/cutting logs and climbing trees. I’m 23 years old and super afraid if I’ll ever get better. September 19, 2019 Reply Train With Zein Wafaie Kraatz You guys are awesome! Thank you for all your content! 💪🏼 September 26, 2019 Reply JENNIFER CRISTINA how many do you recommend in each setting? And do you recommend doing these daily or just when you have flair ups. October 1, 2019 Reply reza rashidiani thank you very much for spreading healthy lifestyle without pain, for free. For years I had neck pain and recently it began to move to my shoulders, arms, and, fingers. Recently I was diagnosed with severe cervical herniated discs and the reason for this disease was that I made neck crepitus to a daily destructive habit for years when I was a teenager. One of my greatest concerns is that some people may unknowingly follow this terrible habit and found themselves like me. I watched one of your videos about it but I think this issue must be stressed strongly, because cracking the neck and hurting it has the potentiality to become a menacing psychological habit that leads to a life full of pain. October 4, 2019 Reply Renae Martinez Amazing video! Thank you for all the options. A lot of these have worked for me in progression. I do have a question. I love to lift. One of the movements that tends to irritate my c5-c6 is overhead press. However, I don't want to give it up. What are some strengthening exercises to ensure my neck/shoulder area continuously gets stronger in order to achieve my dreams of doing strongman competitions? October 17, 2019 Reply Lydia Chin tucks kill me October 22, 2019 Reply amer ashraf How much time or how many reps should a person be doing? November 20, 2019 Reply shut beak pzazz November 25, 2019 Reply Brendan Lawton Hi Bob and Brad. I have two disc thoracic bulges (C6-C7 and C7-T1). When I do a chin tuck I feel pulling/tugging sensation in my armpit and rotator cuff. I’ve had this before in a previous ‘flare up’. More than anything I want to know what’s causing that. Do you know? December 3, 2019 Reply Wonderful Physical therapy It is mckenzie method in disc treatment 👏 December 12, 2019 Reply Steven Rose I've just had a MRI I have a bulging disc in my neck 3 and 4.Movement reduced in my neck and head also forced down. December 12, 2019 Reply Ashish Dash i have c5 – c6 disc herniation which is the best one, mri report shows no compressionstill there is pain in shoulder which radiates to palm December 19, 2019 Reply Muhammed Muyassar AL-Nooh God Bless you . Thank you very very muchBest regards fromIraq – Baghdad December 20, 2019 Reply flaxsinnawi82 Very helpful video, thank you. I got one question, should I stop working out with the neck disc problem ? December 24, 2019 Reply Tha Cosmic Giggle Oh the dad jokes! 🤣 These are helping alot though, Thank you 🙏 January 5, 2020 Reply Ramz O Would these work for an annular tear too? January 8, 2020 Reply Bleu Wild I think these will really help me. I have DDD in C4 to C5, and C5 to C6, also recurring LT frozen shoulder. Which after many MRI's are separate issues. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. January 8, 2020 Reply vasu1008 Thank you sir, I hope it helps me. Just watched your video. January 11, 2020 Reply Kay EM ma neck ,,,, ma back ….. crack my cervical just like that.. January 12, 2020 Reply Robert Rubio Hey bob and brad thank you for this. I am a 16 year old boxer/wrestler who has gotten a few bad neck injuries and these exercises have helped me so much with my neck pain. I would probably be paying a lot of money for a chiropractor if it wasn’t for this so thanks again👍 January 13, 2020 Reply Amber Becca THANK YOU 💀 January 14, 2020 Reply Steven B I forget; why use traction? Wouldn't the opening of the vertebrae just cause the disc to fall posterior even more?? January 17, 2020 Reply Mahesh Warad Hello Doctors, It's great to witness this video lucky, I was searching for this kind. I have just saw this video but before starting of the exercise I want you to see my reports and MRI films. So I would request you share your contact details/ maybe email ID so that I can can share you the reports. Please respond. Suffering from severe pain in left arm – right from neck to pointing finger. C5-6 cervical herniation is the cause of pain. Hoping for a positive response. Thank you 😊 January 23, 2020 Reply Alan Bastine I'm having multiple disc prolapse in my neck! and it hurts so much sometimes.. not able to do anything.. would this help? January 27, 2020 Reply The Helping Review Girl Subscribed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😇😇😇😇😇🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏👍👍👍👍😭😭😭😭⛹️♂️⛹️♂️⛹️♂️ January 28, 2020 Reply Net Love Hey guys! Love your show! My left posterior neck and left inner shoulder blade pain comes on when tilt neck forward and down. I am very limited and can only rotate down a little. Pain is only there when I rotate neck. When I look straight or up there is no pain. Can you please help me with this pain? What stretches can I do? It used to go down my right shoulder blade but now it’s on my left. I was told in the past I have straight neck but never got to therapy but now I think I don’t have a choice. Thanks in Advance!! February 2, 2020 Reply Mouhanad Khoulani How long I should do it daily?I have C4-5-6 hernia desk February 6, 2020 Reply Eli Fulton For everyone that comes back for specific excercises:Chin Tuck https://youtu.be/0SLairHEutE?t=152 Neck Stetch https://youtu.be/0SLairHEutE?t=189 Towel Neck Stretch https://youtu.be/0SLairHEutE?t=230 Side Head Tilt https://youtu.be/0SLairHEutE?t=360 Laying down method https://youtu.be/0SLairHEutE?t=465 Edge of bed https://youtu.be/0SLairHEutE?t=511 Neck Extensions on stomach https://youtu.be/0SLairHEutE?t=569 Over the door traction https://youtu.be/0SLairHEutE?t=622 Lying down traction https://youtu.be/0SLairHEutE?t=666 February 7, 2020 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.