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Crack Your Neck Safely
Occassionaly: Pronbably best not to make this an habitual activity. The sound comes from the edge of one bone ridding over the other and repetitiveness might induce unneeded wear. ...Read more
Will getting an chiropractic adjustment lead to increased creaking and cracking joints in the future? I crack spine, neck, should with little pressure
Can the root canal and filling 4 teeth damage recent cervical spine fusion since I need to contort my neck for dentist to reach teeth?
Absolutely: There are a number of muscles that run through the general area of the neck and clavicle. For a number of reasons, these muscles can go into spasm. One example is someone who has a pinched nerve in the neck that then can cause pain in the neck going down into the shoulder, often associated with spasm. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Bengay: Ordinarily this is safe unless you have some abnormal skin condition or are allergic to bengay. ...Read more
Usually they are in-: -the front of the neck, not behind. If there's lumps in & around Ur C-spine they R not lymph nodes. ...Read more
Can stretching your neck muscles while poking and prodding at your neck muscles and tendons leave pain in that region afterwards? Thank you
Maybe not: Cracking a joint moves the parts of the joint, with the cracking noise coming from cartilage surfaces sliding, from movement of a little air-space from one place in the joint to another, or from some other non-traumatic event. A person with no joint pains before or after cracking a joint is probably not damaging the joint. However, making it a frequent habit has uncertain long-term effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely unless : There is an underlying problem creating a weakness of the bone like parathyroid or thyroid issues, kidney issues, an underlying tumor in the bone, dietary issues or malabsorption problems to name a few. If otherwise healthy, there should be no issues with typical exercise routines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can constantly deep breathing cause muscles or veins in your neck to pop? Can things in your neck pop and snap?
No: Deep breathing will not cause this.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can your heartrate be raised by TMJ or tightness in your jaw? Feel the need to grimace, smile teeth, and jut jaw forward, up down to release tension
TMJ: Sounds like your jaw locks on you where you have trouble opening? Do you hear popping or clicking ; any pain when you open and close or when your chewing? See dentist for TMJ evaluation and have your bite checked. Typically it's not associated with increased heart rate but if you get radiating pain on the left side you should see your physician to check your heart. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers