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Loud grinding sound in base of scull (neck) when turning head. Strong occipital headache. Have Ehlers Danlos. Is it chiari malformation? Other cause?

Loud grinding sound in base of scull (neck) when turning head. Strong occipital headache. Have Ehlers Danlos. Is it chiari malformation? Other cause?

See your doctor: The grinding is generally a sign of digerati on in the facets, or neck joints. As an ED person, your ligaments which hold the bones in place are most likely lax, allowing excess movement. While, this could. Rear a chairing type malformation, I think arthritis is a more common answer. An X Ray will be telling ...Read more

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When I woke this morning, my neck made a really strange grinding noise. And now it hurts really bad any time I try to turn my head. Anything I can do?

When I woke this morning, my neck made a really strange grinding noise. And now it hurts really bad any time I try to turn my head. Anything I can do?

Neck pain: Sounds like you are another of the thousands of victiims of acute torticollis i.e. wry neck. You are young, so it is very unlikely to be arthritis. IF You do not have any pain or weakness in your arms then you might try some neck mobility execises (many available on the internet) if this does not help then Medical Massage Therapy might be your answer ...Read more

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When I turn my head it sounds like grinding sand in my neck. It doesn't hurt, but I can hear it. Any idea what's wrong?

When I turn my head it sounds like grinding sand in my neck. It doesn't hurt, but I can hear it. Any idea what's wrong?

Neck "noise": This is a common experience for many people. It is usually associated with degeneration (think about arthritis) in the neck. This often results with normal aging but is also often the result of sports related injuries or the result of heavy manual labor. The problem can be worse when osteoporosis/osteopenia is present. ...Read more

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22 year old female suffering from neck clicking and grinding when I turn head side to side followed by stiffness. Osteoporosis is in my family?

22 year old female suffering from neck clicking and grinding when I turn head side to side followed by stiffness. Osteoporosis is in my family?

Not osteoporosis: Not symptoms of osteoporosis see doctor rule out unlikely djd at your age, try massage relaxation and cervical traction if clicking is painless ignore it, you have 14 knuckle size joints facet joints in your neck they can pop and click from time to time normally I always attributed this to anxiety and muscle tension painless clicking and grinding should be ignored my opinion good luck ...Read more

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What to do if I'm experiencing frequent tightness at shoulder, neck and head. Headache and teeth grinding. Doctor say nothing to worry. Help!?

What to do if I'm experiencing frequent tightness at shoulder, neck and head. Headache and teeth grinding. Doctor say nothing to worry. Help!?

Myofascial pain: Often referred to as myofascial pain syndrome, is a regional muscle disorder that is one of the most common causes of persistent pain in the head, face and neck regions. Symptoms including increased muscle fatigue and stiffness, a mildly restricted range of motion, headache and vertigo.
Rec.: see an orofacial pain or pain management specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I grind my teeth at sleep (hereditary) and my jaw clicks when I open my mouth. Can this cause neck and head aches?

I grind my teeth at sleep (hereditary) and my jaw clicks when I open my mouth. Can this cause neck and head aches?

Absolutely: Sounds like you've got TMJ issues. Seek the advice of a local dentist or oral surgeon who can evaluate your bite, habits, clicking, pain, missing teeth, etc and advise you on further treatment and if a bruxism guard will help you. ...Read more

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Off balance, neck issue on right side. Grind my teeth. It aggravates right side of neck, tiny needle-like pain) from neck down to mid back near spine hurts too. Ideas? MRI/MRa of head & neck fine

Off balance, neck issue on right side. Grind my teeth. It aggravates right side of neck, tiny needle-like pain) from neck down to mid back near spine hurts too. Ideas? MRI/MRa of head & neck fine

See a dentist: If you know you grind your teeth, your neck issues may be a result.
Bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), which s often a stress-related habit, can cause headaches, migraines, ear and neck pain.
See your dentist or a TMJ specialist for an examination. ...Read more

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Aching neck, pains in the jaw and lumps on cheeks--grinding?

Aching neck, pains in the jaw and lumps on cheeks--grinding?

Dentist: Should see a dentist and possibly get to source of the grinding or have a custom mouthpiece constructed. If the teeth are worn down, this will change your bite, which in turn can cause muscle and TMJ problems. ...Read more

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Would a good neurological dr, take a look at my notes & tests? Neroapathy going on like nerves going caput & neck spine grinding going on with facial

Would a good neurological dr, take a look at my notes & tests? Neroapathy going on like nerves going caput & neck spine grinding going on with facial

A Comprehensive Exam: From a neurologist :starts with a detailed history, which may include previous doctors notes if they cannot be relayed in a conversation with you. This is followed by a focused physical and neurological exam and ordering tests relevant to the problem checking that those were not done before.) keep in mind that sometimes the details you think are important are not necessary for diagnosis... ...Read more

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What does it mean when I rotate my neck it grinds and I can feel it grinding and making a noise. My eye has dots that go where ever I look?

What does it mean when I rotate my neck it grinds and I can feel it grinding and making a noise. My eye has dots that go where ever I look?

That's normal.: I won't worry about your symptoms unless there's pain, headache, visual blurring, numbness, tingling or weakness of extremities etc. Take care! Http://www. Neck-pain-treatment. Org/grinding-noise-in-the-neck. Html. ...Read more

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I usually take my hand to my chin to turn and crack my neck. Lately when I do that, my neck doesn't crack but just grinds. What can this be?

I usually take my hand to my chin to turn and crack my neck. Lately when I do that, my neck doesn't crack but just grinds. What can this be?

Neck cracking: Absolutely nothing in and of itself. The act of manipulating your neck or stretching to the point of a pop likely causes a reflex response that relaxes muscle spasm. The relaxed muscles likely ease stiffness. Crepitus (pops and cracks) can occur in a completely painless neck without stiffness too. I would try some exercises that keep movement painfree—mckenzie, treat your own neck ($8.32 online). ...Read more

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Sometimes when I open my mouth wide I hear a grinding noise on the left. Also I get bad headaches/neck pain on the left side randomly. Is this tmj?

Sometimes when I open my mouth wide I hear a grinding noise on the left. Also I get bad headaches/neck pain on the left side randomly. Is this tmj?

YES: Yes these are each parts of TMJ dysfunction or tmd. You need to see a TMJ dentist or a dentist with a lot experience in treating bites. This can get worse. You can have the headaches greatly increase as well. This is the single most painful problem I see in my office. Go now. ...Read more

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When I eat and chew sometimes I get sharp pain in my neck and ear, and headaches on and off is it possible that I grind my teeth at night?

When I eat and chew sometimes I get sharp pain in my neck and ear, and headaches on and off is it possible that I grind my teeth at night?

Yes: It sounds like you may have a poor relationship between your upper and lower jaws. This can cause grinding/clenching and tooth pain upon chewing. See your dentist for an evaluation and history. ...Read more

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Cause of popping/grinding in many joints (spreading) e.g. Knees, hips, shoulders, neck and jaw? Could this cause severe headaches?

Cause of popping/grinding in many joints (spreading) e.g. Knees, hips, shoulders, neck and jaw? Could this cause severe headaches?

Explanation: No. This condition with all your joints can not explain your headache. Especially if your joints popping throughout your live, but headache develops just recently. Make apt with doctor for headache evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a broke jaw, 1 plate remains, I wake up with my neck muscles hard as rock, n feels like I grind my teeth. Dentist said surgery, help wit pain?

I had a broke jaw, 1 plate remains, I wake up with my neck muscles hard as rock, n feels like I grind my teeth. Dentist said surgery, help wit pain?

Second opinion: The dentist must have had a reason to mention surgery. With TMJ symptoms I always suggest going slow and eliminate the easiest treatments as ineffective first. Perhaps something less invasive could work. ...Read more

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My symptoms are jaw joint pain, jaw clicking, dizziness, grinding, chewing difficulties, neck pain and limited mouth opening. What could it be?

My symptoms are jaw joint pain, jaw clicking, dizziness, grinding, chewing difficulties, neck pain and limited mouth opening. What could it be?

TMJ disorder: What you are describing is classic for TMJ - a inflammation of your jaw hinge joint. Start with ibuprofen, avoid hard foods, avoid chewing gum, apply warm compress, and get into to see your dentist. It can be made significantly worse by night time teeth grinding. ...Read more

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Sharp jolting pain/tingling in head especially after turning neck or chewing. Feels like something about to snap in head. Leaves tingling feeling?

Sharp jolting pain/tingling in head especially after turning neck or chewing. Feels like something about to snap in head. Leaves tingling feeling?

Blockers and discs: Toxins, pathogens, allergens in the head, cervical spine, and TM joiints could give rise to pain in the head. Snapping sensation could be displacing discs in either the cervical spine or the TM joints. Get checked by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Was punched in the head last week and now feeling pain when turning my head. Is this most likely to go away or could I have permenant neck damage?

Neck pain: If you had full range of nect movement, it is unlikely you will have a perminant damage. You should see your doctor and have neck x-rays. If nothing is amiss, a physical therapist can help. ...Read more

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I am hearing cracking sound in my neck without any pain it happens when turning head from right to left?

Sounds: Of crepitations without pain or swelling should not be a cause for concern. Indication of early degenerative joint that is consistent with advancing age ...Read more

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Accidentally cracked my neck when turning head quickly. Odds of stroke? Also, how soon after would it occur?

Accidentally cracked my neck when turning head quickly. Odds of stroke? Also, how soon after would it occur?

Good question: Sudden movement of neck can cause damage to the vertebral arteries called dissection. Symptoms are usually seen quickly. This can cause a stroke and must be evaluated immediately in the er. ...Read more

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There is something that pops in and out in my neck when turning/bending head to left after suffering a neck injury. Possibilities?

There is something that pops in and out in my neck when turning/bending head to left after suffering a neck injury. Possibilities?

Depends What U Mean: You might be saying you feel your bones grinding and that can be arthritis that you just noticed while paying more attention after an injury. If you mean a lump that comes and goes, there are many possibilities that should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing neck-stiffness turning my head pain at the base of my skull?

I am experiencing neck-stiffness turning my head pain at the base of my skull?

NECK STIFFNESS: If not associated with fever or projectile vomiting, it can only be muscle strain or torticolis. Try taking advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) warm compress over your neck, if persistent see your md. ...Read more