A 36-year-old member asked:

I heard a big crack in my neck and now i'm in extreme pain. what should i do?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 37 years experience
See Osteopath: Most likely a vertebra just got stuck. Can be painful, pinch nerves, cause neck, back, arm pain &/or HA, too.Osteopathic doctors do manipulation, often very gentle, to get the muscles to relax & vertabrae to start moving normally, again.If this treatment helps, but vertebra doesn't 'stay', prolotherapy can strengthen the ligaments to help it stop 'going out'.If trauma caused it, may need x-ray.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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