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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Crepitus In Neck

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What causes pain behind the neck?

What causes pain behind the neck?

Muscles: The neck is held up by spinal bones, ligaments , tendons and muscles. Likely you have a tension type muscular skeletal dysfunction.
This is treated by OTC meds like Advil, Tylenol. Also good for headache.
Massage, chiropractic manipulation can also relax the muscles and realign the natural curve in your neck.
See a doctor if not better in 24 hours for examination. ...Read more

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Cause of fat pad at base of neck?

Cause of fat pad at base of neck?

Variable: It can be just a spot of accumulation of fat in overweight people but can sometimes be associated with cushing's syndrome which is an excess of cortisol and can have various causes. ...Read more

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What are the causes for neck pains?

What are the causes for neck pains?

Neck arthritis: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and sometimes shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases pain in the left side of the neck could be related to your heart so be sure to see your physician if your pain does not improve. ...Read more

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What causes blackness around the neck?

What causes blackness around the neck?

Blackness around neck: acanthosis nigricans. Google it and look at images. If it matches then think about diabetes. Show to your dr. ...Read more

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What can cause pain and swellin of back , neck?

What can cause pain and swellin of back , neck?

Neck pain/swelling: Can result from trauma/injury such as whiplash, from working with head/neck bent forward, infection, neoplasm. Direct trauma may cause contusions, hematomas, edema, muscle spasm. Persistent problems should be evaluated by doc. Moist heat, stretching exercises, nsaids, massage, physical therapy can lessen pain & spasm. See doc if not improving. ...Read more

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Could facial spasms be caused by a nerve in your neck?

Could facial spasms be caused by a nerve in your neck?

No: There are cases of hemifacial spasms, meaning facial spasm on just one side of the facial which arise from an arterial compression of the facial nerve. The spasms in this case are only on side, typical worse around the eye but can involve the whole face. There is a surgical treatment for this as if it is due to an artery compressing the nerve it can be moved neurosurgically. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause really sharp neck pains?

Is there anything that can cause really sharp neck pains?

Pain: Neck pain can be from spasm of muscle or nerve compression. Spasm is relieved with position ice/ heat massage. Nerve compression may worsen with above and cause numbness or radiating pain. ...Read more

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What causes pain at the top of the back right below the neck?

What causes pain at the top of the back right below the neck?

Pain at the top : Her back ? Could be cervical disc syndrome , if it is bothering u see u lpcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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What neck conditions cause significant concern if not treated?

What neck conditions cause significant concern if not treated?

There's a lot: Of important things in your neck unless you're just thinking of cervical spine and its proximity to the spinal cord and nerves. The carotid arteries can become occluded and cause a stroke. The brachial plexus can be impinged by the scalene muscles and cause thoracic outlet syndrome. And then there's your thyroid and parathyroid glands. Not enough space here. ...Read more

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What causes a pad of fat to develop at the back base of the neck?

What causes a pad of fat to develop at the back base of the neck?

Corticosteroids: Increase in corticosteroids, either endogenous or administered as medication, can cause a "buffalo hump". ...Read more

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How did christopher reeves break his neck? What caused his death?

How did christopher reeves break his neck? What caused his death?

A horse accident: He fell of a horse and broke his neck which severed his spinal cord. Despite the best of care his body was not fully able to recover and like all paralytics he was susceptible to heart disease and pneumonia which were the underpinnings of his eventual death. ...Read more

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What causes neck tension and what else can neck tension cause (what other symptoms in the body)?

What causes neck tension and what else can neck tension cause (what other symptoms in the body)?

Spasm and stress: Spasms in the muscle of the neck can be the most common reason for neck tension and pain. It could be initiated from a bad pillow or mattress or by the way you sleep. Sometimes The spasm can put pressure or squeeze against a nerve and cause tingling sensation in the arm or hand ...Read more

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I've recently noticed some discoloration in a line across the back of my neck. What could cause this?

I've recently noticed some discoloration in a line across the back of my neck. What could cause this?

Sign of problems ??: If this is a dark discoloration of your skin that forms a long line at back of your neck, it can mean problems. Those that are getting heavy may find this as a signal of a pre diabetic state. Check with your doc. ...Read more

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I had a realy bad fall in 2010 in my front yard and was wondering could an injury from that cause my neck to be deteriorating so qickly?

I had a realy bad fall in 2010 in my front yard and was wondering could an injury from that cause my neck to be deteriorating so qickly?

Injury and the neck: A falling accident can lead to a neck injury. Even if the muscles of the neck are strained without a direct injury there can be some changes later down the road. the neck is a little different than other parts of the body because it holds your head up all the time. It rarely rests. ...Read more

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I just started working out again and all of a sudden my neck starts to hurt! It hurts when i turn it. Is this all caused from me working out?

I just started working out again and all of a sudden my neck starts to hurt! It hurts when i turn it. Is this all caused from me working out?

Most likely: You may have pulled a neck muscle for which you can take some ibuprofen for a couple of days and apply heat to the area a few times daily. Pl continue your routine as tolerated. If the pain worsens or you feel any tingling or numbness in your arms or upper body, pl get checked with your doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning feeling normal. Later on i turned ny neck and heard something break. My neck has been stiff since then. What could be the cause?

I woke up this morning feeling normal. Later on i turned ny neck and heard something break. My neck has been stiff since then. What could be the cause?

Vertebral dysfuncton: Vertebrae in the neck have joints which often 'pop' even w/out pain, when bending or twisting.Occasionally, tiny muscles which move the vertebrae spasm after a 'crack' causing pain, keeping the vertebra bent or twisted.Eventually, larger neck muscles 'splint' to stop the vert. from moving-causing more spasm & pain.A good osteopath or chiropractor is trained to manipulate & fix such problems. ...Read more

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