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Crunching Sounds In Neck After Whiplash
Internal derangement: The old term internal derangement captured the many structures in the knee that can cause pain with popping. Depending upon localization of pain, the following items can cause this: 1. meniscal or cartilage tear 2. plical band 3. tethered synovium 4. loose body 5. ligament injury Full knee evaluation (orthopaedic surgeon or similar) is indicated if pain/pop persists > a week or recurs. ...Read more
Can trauma to neck/throat cause cricopharngeal spasm? I was in a car accident and seat belt injured neck feel like tightness no difficulty swallowing
See a doc!: You may just have some swelling causing the tightness, but it's best to seen an ENT to examine the area. Treacheal fractures and other serious injuries are rare and you'd likely have significant symptoms, but you should have this evaluated. You may have a hematoma or some other issue that may need intervention. ...Read more
L-ear pain, feeling of lump in throat on l-side, headache stiff neck&shoulders, jaw pain once in a while pcp said can't feel anything but neck is stiff?
Hello Sir, I suffered a rotatory cuff injury 2years back, since then neck stiffness,crunching noise as well in the neck, headache,pls sugge?
When for physo stiff twichi neck now after physo it hurst every where lower back ars neck back head. Can't sleep is anything damaged or just tense.
As above: It is good to see u pcp for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
Leftside neck pain & where neck meets skull after masseuse massage a day ago. Mostly when tilting-moving neck. Normal? neck did ache B4 the massage.
Well,...: I can not tell you whether it is normal of not, but "it is what it is." Since you had the pains before the massage, it probably means the massage was unfortunately just not therapeutic. Neck sprains and muscle tension in the posterior cervical area can be hard to treat, and may take time. See the Doctor if you do not get well soon. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a pinch nerve in the neck or crown of skull cause dizziness? Strained neck heard a pop doesn't hurt but very annoying. Lower back of head tender.
Pinched Nerve: A pinched nerve in the neck can cause temporary and limited episodes of dizziness but it shouldn't necessarily persist as long periods of dizziness. There might be something else going on if that is the case, including a diskmpronlem with nerve or vascualr compromise. If the dizziness doesn't clear expeditiously, i would make an appointment to see a neurologist and have it thoroughly checked out. ...Read more
Possible Sprain: You may have strained/sprained your cervical paraspinal musculature(s). Seek medical evaluation if pain persisting, or you develop arm symptoms. ...Read more
Neck pain, clicking sounds in neck/forehead when turning head. MRI/CT on head normal.
Also pain in both knees, cortisone shots failed. HELP!
Baseball injury. Dove back into bag headfirst. Shoulder pain. Trainer pulled down on arm and clicking noise occurs. Any idea if this may be severe?
Shoulder pain: After sports injury. The only way to know what is happening is to see your doc. If treatment is needed getting it early will prevent more damage. These things can catch up w/you later. Be safe. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I landed on my neck doing a backflip (neck bent backwards). First day, trouble rotating neck. Then, voice change, discomfort swall... not enough roo?
Need ENT visit now!: Need to have ENT exam as soon as possible to visualize voicebox. ...Read more
Pain in head as bad as past CSF Leak pain but not positional. Happened after straining in bathroom. Nauseous, pain behind eyes, face, neck. Concern?
Do not strain w/ BM!: Anytime you strain or hold your breath or lift a heavy object, etc. you creating a Vasalva maneuver. So, it puts pressure in your whole system including your CSF potentiallly. Use a stool softener instead or something that relaxes you, versus straining. Also contact your neurosurgeon/neurologist (?) who knows about your CSF leak. He needs to be involved in helping manage you now. Don't delay! ...Read more
Neck shoulder pain headache shoulder pain from a injury neck feel like it posing and cause headaches . Why?
Gravity: Shoulder, neck, ; headache pains are causally related in 40's female post-cervical injury. Head weighs about ten pounds ; injured ; strained neck muscles become spastic to prevent painful cervical tilt; a cervical self-preservative splinting process. The trick is to resolve muscle spasm to prevent muscle deconditioning and weakness from disuse. Few weeks of disuse can further weaken muscles. ...Read more
Herniated disc in neck caused by a car accident, along w/chronic neck prblms, i began pt recent. This morn woke with worst headache/neck pain & weak!
Get checked: Most disc herniation a in the neck can be treated initially nonoperatively, with interventions including therapy. The main exception to this, however, is if a person is developing signs of nerve damage. If you are truly developing progressive weakness in the arm, you need to let your doctor know immediately and you may even need surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Injured neck after violet extension and heard crack. Stiff and painful neck for 2 weeks. 4 months later have non painful grinding noise. What do I do?
Pain in the neck...: It might be reasonable to ask for a referral to a physical therapist, for evaluation and training on a set of exercises and stretches you can do at home to improve your neck health. Either way, you want to be careful about positioning while sleeping/working, stay active, stretch the muscles and consider some mild resistance exercises. ...Read more
Popping and clicking in my shoulder when I move my arm in circles 1 month after apparent ligament injury healed. Is this normal?
Crepitation-shoulder: A certain degree of crepitus can be normal. However, if you have painful crepitus, or if you have limitation in your range of motion or instability of your shoulder, you should visit an orthopaedic surgeon for a physical exam. Crepitus can be from the bone, the joint, tenosynovitis or bursitis, or a fracture, which is unlikely without serious pain. Good luck. ...Read more
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