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A 25-year-old male asked:

I just recently started hearing a crackling rice crispy sound when i turn or stretch my neck. painless but worries me. bad sleep posture or some else?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Sign of early DDD: If it's been coming on slowly & occasionally but now always it could b signs of early cervical disk disease especially if u can recall a childhood injury. But this is often the case with early cervical disease. If no pain an evaluation now would most likely b negative as there are usually none early on. If of great concern c a spinal surgeon 4 evaluation & imaging.

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Last updated Aug 8, 2013

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