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A 45-year-old female asked:

Sounds bizarre but i keep hearing a crunching sound at back of my head when i walk, just wondering why?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Osteoarthritis: Popping sounds can sometimes heard when muscle or tendon slides over a bony bump. Joint changes such as traumatic, degenerative (osteoarthritis), and inflammation as you turn your neck often produce noises. A courser grinding or crunching may indicate more advanced changes in the surfaces of one or more joints. If pain associated with noise physical therapy and anti-inflammatory agents can help.

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Last updated Jun 5, 2014

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