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Crack Your Own Neck
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
No, but: No but cracking of the jaw suggests a TMJ or jaw joint problem. If you're doing it as a habit. you're destined for jaw problems. See TMJ expert for advice. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Jaw joint on right side keeps popping whenever opening and have limited jaw opening. Will this go away on its own or is there conservative treatment?
TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, neck clicking and popping, difficulty to swallow, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management of the TMJ. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Vertigo spell from clenching teeth/leaning on hand at desk. As soon as I change position of jaw or remove hand the vertigo resolves. TMJ? Jaw pops sum
Displacement: You may have some joint dysfunction. Vertigo associated with TMD is not uncommon. 2 suggestions: 1) See your Dentist to evaluate your joints and your occlusion. Orthodontic and/or Oral Surgical consultations may be in order, and 2) Stop leaning on your hand. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normal anatomy: It's normal anatomy and physiology for this to happen, especially as we get older. Not to worry. ...Read more
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
Yes: Causes additional irritation.Get a more detailed 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 ›
No: It is only bad for the people who have to watch or listen to you do it. ...Read more
Igot a dental cleaning procedure and my head jaw neck and ear hurt.The pain gets worse when putting my head up or down?I can't open my jaw it to sore?
TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, headache, neck pain and jaw pain are common symptoms of TMD. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not harmful: but uncomfortble to othersGet a more detailed answer ›
No. Only way they --: Can be gotten rid off is with surgery, which you might need, depending on what symptoms the spurs are causing? Consult your orthopod. ...Read more
Fell backwards upside down on back of head. Heard noise in neck upon impact. Lot of neck pain, but can move neck and do activities. Rest or go to doc?
Go to doc asap: The neck is one of those areas in which you could cause significant damage to the spinal cord if a fracture goes untreated. I am assuming all of the weight of your body fell in top of your neck which is not a good thing. You need plain films and additional flexion and extension views to rule out a listhesis/slippage. CT and/or MRI might need to be considered if there is suspicion for fracture. ...Read more
If you constantly bite your teeth together or clench is bad for your teeth, will they eventually crack and fall out?
Not fall out: Teeth fall out due to loss of gingival and bone support. Clenching and grinding your teeth does cause cracks in your enamel, which if join together, can cause large parts of the tooth to break off. Teeth can also fracture vertically and then have to be extracted. Clenching/grinding can also cause the biting surfaces to wear down until only the dentin is remaining. ...Read more