A 50-year-old male asked:
Neck pain, clicking sounds when I turn my head, forehead/scalp pain. CT/MRI on head/brain normal. Help! ?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Jason Marchetti answered
19 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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)
Answered on Mar 24, 2020
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