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Lake City, IA
A 21-year-old female asked:

Sometimes i get the impulse to twitch my neck or head. and when i do i feel as though something in the back of my head is cracking or or popping.?

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Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Crepitus & creaking: Not everything that makes noise is significant. At your age i wouldn't worry about it unless you are having pain or persistent stiffness. Range of motion exercises might be helpful too.

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