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Grinding In Neck When Turning My Head
I've been having severe neck grinding for sometime now and turning my head to the side causes a sharp stinging sensation and my facial & scalp are num?
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
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
Hello: I am wondering if this is a very serious condition. My neck grinds and cracks with weird noises when I turn my head from side to side. No pai?
Probably not: Just grinding and cracking can be just arthritic changes of your spine. If no pain and no neurological involvement than no treatment is required. ...Read more
From two days my neck makes sound like crackling. Grinding when I turn my head left and right but today left side only sounds it right side stopped!
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
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
What to do if I'm experiencing frequent tightness at shoulder, neck and head. Headache and teeth grinding. Doctor say nothing to worry. Help!?
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
I grind my teeth at sleep (hereditary) and my jaw clicks when I open my mouth. Can this cause neck and head aches?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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?
Cause of popping/grinding in many joints (spreading) e.g. Knees, hips, shoulders, neck and jaw? Could this cause severe headaches?
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?
My symptoms are jaw joint pain, jaw clicking, dizziness, grinding, chewing difficulties, neck pain and limited mouth opening. What could it be?
If you have forward head posture is it hard to turn your head to the left or right? My neck and head is having trouble turning left & right
Question cut off: Please resubmit with a clear & specific question. ...Read more
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
Bench pressing I failed but the pins caught it about 2 inches from my neck. I was able to get out by turning my head and squirming out. Was this safe?
Not safe: Better to use a spotter. You could've been seriously hurt ...Read more
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?
I have neck arthritus, no pain I can turn side to side but sometimes turning my head to the right side feels. Like a knot prevent from turning, what?
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
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
There is something that pops in and out in my neck when turning/bending head to left after suffering a neck injury. Possibilities?
For the past few weeks I have noticed a bad bitter almond taste as a result of cracking my neck, or turning my head to a certain side. What is this?
Nothing: There is no relationship between the 2 issues. ...Read more
Dizziness when turning head. Could this be bc I don't move my neck much cause of my office Is this veritgo and is there home remedies and how long las?
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