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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Get neck x rays.: Most patients use word "popping" for a sound they hear when moving one of the joints. This is generally indicative of osteoarthritis. See your physic ... Read More

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Rest: I would start taking an antiinflammatory such as ibuprophen or naproxen. Rest the back / no heavy lifting or twisting for sure. If not better in 4 we ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rest: There are several joints in the neck. Over time these joints can "wear out" leading to degeneration and inflammation of the joint. When a joint beco ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Complex issue; yes,: likely, because such maneuvers, especially enough to create popping sensations, possibly noise, are inherently generating enough tissue trauma to gene ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
Could be bad: Although jaw popping is considered benign, deliberate popping of the jaw can lead to pain or locking of the jaw. Neck popping can possibly lead to art ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience Family Medicine
It should: warm compress, aleve, (naproxen) gentle massage and stretching exercise should help
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pradeep Parihar
30 years experience Family Medicine
Trigger point : Seems trigger point . Therapy recommended for 2 weeks first and take OTC anvil or Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed or and use heat pad
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You should not be doing this. See your doctor for sounds like there is some damage there. Get evaluated
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Artgritis: A popping or crunching noise when turning your neck can be a sign of osteoarthritis and or degenerative disk disease.

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