Last reply 3 months ago
stiffness in neck

Hi I have just had a look on the internet regarding a stiff neck and come across this site; I have a bit of confusion relating to my diagnosis but have already spotted some users with similar conditions. I have a lesion on the cerebellum which has ceased communication between the brain and the right leg. I have had this for ten years and walk with a stick. In the last two years my neurologist has stated I have shadowing in the spine that would only be in ms, and if I don’t believe I have symptoms then it is docile but is there. I am experiencing stiffness in the neck, which is affecting driving for parking etc, mainly turning my neck. It’s not painful, just very stiff and hard to turn. I also sometimes feel like a sinew is stretching in my leg from the top of the foot right up the front of my leg. I was mainly wondering if this is common and can it be resolved. I was hoping to get an electric bike, although no idea how my balance would hold up as it is awful, and I wouldn’t be able to look to the right with my neck.

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3 months ago

HI @steve_harcourt and welcome.

You need a Neuro-physio assessment. I see you have an MS Nurse, based at Nobles Hospital, whom you should have been introduced to by Neurologist. She should be able to arrange this referral.

A Neuro-physio should be able to identify which muscles aren’t doing their job and prescribe simple exercises to address. Hopefully your neck and the stiffness in your legs are solvable.

3 months ago


Like you my lesions are mostly centered around the cerebellum.

I experience stiffness in the neck and shoulders constantly, the MS Hug makes it worse, when it happens, not too often thankfully.

3 months ago

Hi you dont have a fever as well do you?

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