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A 47-year-old male asked:

Neck pain, clicking sounds when i turn my head, forehead/scalp pain. ct/mri on head/brain normal. help! ?

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Dr. Jason Marchetti
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 20 years experience
Need good exam: Images from MRI/CT are usually static (meaning you lying there in one position)- you are describing a dynamic problem- clicking and pain with motion. Most of the time, this is a ligament/soft tissue phenomenon that a good physical exam can assess; dynamic imaging like motion xrays, can also assess. MSK ultrasound may be helpful but often more difficult with the neck (very helpful with shoulders)

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