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Grinding Noise In Neck
I strained my neck while swimming 6 months ago and still have grinding/popping noises in my neck when I move it. Is this anything serious?
Worthy of: Being checked out so you don't make things worse. ...Read more
I have grinding noise when I move my neck from side to side it feels like one bone is rubbing in each other and olso this makes me back pain!?
Common: Grinding and popping of joints is common as we get older. If you have a history of trauma to your neck or back, some evaluation with xrays is needed to confirm no fractures. Our discs wear out over time, so most of us will have areas that are bone on bone. This doesn't have to be painful but can limit our ability to move as freely because the joints fuse together. Don't try to make things pop. ...Read more
Here like grinding noise when I move my neck, sound like ligaments or something, what can it be. Neck also hurt feel pain on spine cord muscle weak.
A grinding noise or sensation on turning head to either side
can sometimes indicate arthritis in the cervical spine. In some cases, if the sensation is only mild, it may just be the sensation of muscles or ligaments sliding over a bony area.
A history of prior injury to the neck would make cervical arthritis more likely. Please see your physician and get an X-ray of your cervical spine. ...Read more
When I am stressed and grind all night, I can barely move my neck from side to side the next day. Why is that?
Hi. 23, male. Woke up this morning, and as I moved my neck there was a Big crunch and grinding. No pain. Some grinding still 1hr on, but less so.
The neck/cervical: Spine joints, like all joints, are bathed in an oily-like substance called synovial fluid which facilitates smooth movement. Theories about crepitus (these noises) include changes in synovial joint fluid pressure or gaseous bubbles forming or bursting. Or sounds from ligaments or tendons as they move over bones, etc. Bone on bone grinding due to worn down cartilage from arthritis very rare at 23. ...Read more
I've had pain in the top of my shoulders and in my neck for 17 months now and I can here grinding noise and I feel like I'm swaying all falling over?
Meniere's: Recommend consultation with otolaryngologist (ENT). This may represent Meniere's disease. Neck stiffnes and pain are commonly seen in the setting of Meniere's and that would explain your vestibular dysfunction (dizzy feeling) Could be cervical spinal stenosis depending on your history. Could be a double crush meaning symptoms are unrelated and caused by two separate things too. ...Read more
The neck pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
I suspect that your headache might come from the degeneration of facet joint in your neck.
I recommend you seeking help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Muscle: It is likely muscle bands / spasms from tension or injury or overuse. They rub over one another when rolling neck/shoulders. Can also be local fluid build up (same causes). Often improves w/massage and try cold compresses to area. If not improving, dr could rx med to help reduce spasm. ...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
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
Everytime I walk or move I hear a "grinding" or "cacking" type of sound. Could this be coming from back or neck? What type of symptoms could cause?
Grinding - tissue: This suggests that something is rubbing: bone on bone or on other tissue, tendon rub, cartilage rub. When you see you physician tell him of her about this and also if there is pain or other symptoms there. You need to pay close attention as to where it is coming from. ...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!
My shoulder hurts really bad when moved. It's been like this for a month. It grinds and pops when moved. Hurts in the middle of shoulder and neck.?
Neck grinding and pain in right neck after chripractor. Do I need to go to the ER? Could this be a sign of stroke coming?
Yes, see a doctor: Not uncommon for chiropractic care to cause ruptured disc in neck. Doubt from your description that you have suffered a stroke risk from a blood vessel dissection, but that is another complication from chiropractic manipulations. Have your doctor evaluate this, and stay far away from this chiropractor. ...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
I've been popping my neck for about a year and when I move it shoulder to shoulder I can feel a grinding/popping noise should I just stop or see a doc?
Yes: You should not be doing this. See your doctor for sounds like there is some damage there. Get evaluated ...Read more
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
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?
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
I got into an accident and it caused a mild whiplash which has lead to some spasming in my neck. But also have neck grinding noise. What is that?
If there is some de-: -generation present or even ligament injury, there is noise made with motion. And you hear this because sound is transmitted through a solid (bone) even better than a liquid, both of which are much better than air. When I listen with a stethoscope, I am not able 2 hear the noises people hear when moving their neck. ...Read more
My neck constantly grinds loudly-always pops-catches a nerve down to r toe-burning & tearing sensation on l side w/ headaches sometimes. What is this?
Some of the symptoms are consistent with degeneration arthritis of the spine and associated muscle spasm which may explain the headaches as well as the symptoms descending to your big toe.
The body is one unit and one part does affect the other.
See your family md for workup. ...Read more
Can TMD radiate into neck area? I got a massage and she really put a lot pressure at TMD area (joint where I bite / grind) and it now hurts and shoots into front neck.
Absolutely: Here is an excellent source of basic information for you: http://www. Tmj. Org/site/content/tmd-basics What is important is that you seek care from health care professionals who have extensive experience and knowledge treating patients with TMD\TMJ. People who are not knowledgeable should not attempt to treat patients. You might want to let the individual who gave you the massage know what happened ...Read more
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
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?
Ever since going to a chiropractor I have been having pain in places they adjusted. My neck is in pain and is grinding. I don't know if I should go find a better chiropractor or if I need to go to a ortho, neuro or other kind of doctor to fix this?
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Developed scapular winging & grinding 2 yrs ago. It progressed and now have severe pain in neck and have thoracic outlet syndrome. Any theories?
Cervical rib: In 22 year old, no history of neck trauma, cervical rib, anomalous first rib, or congenital band compressing brachial plexus is most likely cause. Long thoracic nerve compression can cause winged scapula, which is rare with cervical rib, but could occur. Plain neck x-ray for rib abnormality is next step. If there is neck trauma, scalene scarring can explain winged scapula and tos symptoms. ...Read more
For the past fyew years IV been gettin problems with my right shoulder the muscle feels tight and clicks and grinds all the time n burns its constant pain n it travelles to my neck?
Get checked out: The question is why are you having the pain. You need to be examined and your pain further evaluated to identify the cause so the appropriate treatment plan can be developed. You should see your primary doc first and they can refer you to a specialist if needed. If you have never been treated, it sounds like it is time. Many of these problems respond well to physical therapy. ...Read more
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