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Small hiatal hernia, neck pain, neck cracking sounds when i turn my head. ct/mri on head/brain all normal, blood normal, nodes tender, please help!

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Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
General Surgery 37 years experience
Likely arthritis: Hiatal hernias can cause neck pain, but usually a burning pain or heaviness in the neck, not associated with cracking sensations or made worse with movement. Arthritis in the neck is most likely, did the MRI include the neck? Usually treated with non steroidal drugs, such as aleve or motrin, physical therapy may be helpful. MRI of the neck should show the cause.

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Last updated May 1, 2017

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