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A 28-year-old female asked:

My neck hurts a little and sometimes when i stretch neck to side i hear like a pop sound. i also feel an almost pulsing feeling back of my head both sides. i sometimes feel a sway unbalanced feeling. also some shoulder tightness and pain?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Best is to see an ENT physician for balance issues as described. For the "pop sound", see an orthopedic physician. The neck symptoms described may be caused by early arthritis, and the balance issues need special radiology testing to determine the origin.
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