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A 21-year-old male asked:

What exercises can i do to stop or minimize my neck from cracking all the time due to severely hyper extended tendons (lower back of my head)?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Physiatrist can help: A physiatrist is a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor. He can evaluate the neck to see where the problem is, and refer the patient to physical therapy if needed. Some people have "normal" neck cracking, while others have cracking noises due to a problem... Which is why a physiatrist is helpful.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
None: Don't worry about noise or cracking. Instead, worry about numbness, tingling, weakness & pain. But don't worry about noise. There are no exercises to decrease noise or cracking. But anyone should go see his/her doctor if movement is painful or if any above noted symptoms. Also a good idea if any recent trauma or injury prior to new onset of cracking.

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Last updated Oct 30, 2016

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