Doctor insights on: I hear a swishing noise when i turn my neck
Probably not: Many people have joints that make noises, either to the person and occasionally to other people. The most common being someone who cracks their knuckles, or the person whose shoulders make various noises. These are generally benign, but if you start having persisting pain, weakness or numbness, it should be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That's normal.: It's the sound created when you stretch the muscles, ligaments and vertebrae in your neck and cervical spine. It means you are still alive and kicking! ...Read more
Go see ur Family Doc: Be prepared to answer a bunch of questions. What kind of hearing problem? How long has hearing been a problem. Any exposure to loud noises? Any high pitched tones? Dizziness? Any injury or trauma? Car accidents? Swollen glands? Again, how long has neck been hurting? What makes it worse? Better? Any fever? Sore throat? Is pain in front or back? I'm sure my colleagues will have more questions to ask ...Read more
This is a tough problem for me.
When does your symptom occur? It is unlikely that blood is surging through your neck but there is obviously something that needs attention.
If it is something you have not previously experienced please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.
Please let me know how things are going. ...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
My back neck has been hurting for a year. I can hear cracking noise when stretching. Got better after seeing a physio, but hurting again. Suggestion?
When I lay down to sleep. I sometimes feel-hear this fluid type sensation in back neck area. It Lasts about 1-2 seconds. Is this common, or what is?
Neck sensation: It is unlikely that the sensation is from a fluid source. Upon lying down you may be feeling transient motion of neck muscles or ligaments or even motion involving the ear structures. It doesn't appear to be a serious situation because it is so fleeting and evidently there are no other neck or ear symptoms day or night. ...Read more
Neck cracking: If you are having no pain, numbness or tingling then it is likely the cracking of joints in the neck much like cracking your knuckles. If you have any of the symptoms I mentioned persistently then you ought to be seen. Now in regards to choking. I don't know in what context it was done, but it is not safe. People die when their airway is shut off doing this for pleasure or play. ...Read more
Normal: As long as it does not cause pain, the cracking is normal. ...Read more
Have neck arthritus when squeezing shoulders together hear crackling sound. What to do and what is it?
Don't worry: Probably noises are normal like hinges loose smooth surface in your joints. ...Read more
Neck pain. Sharp when turning to right. Hearing a breaking noise. Going on for some time. Help. Thanks?
I hear a crackling sound from the back of my neck at times while walking. I have started to hear it at times while sitting as well.?
Neck: Crepitations without pain or swelling is not usually a cause for alarm ...Read more
I felt a lump on the left side of my neck more than 5-6 months ago. Now they are 3. they are pain less. And my left hearing has become less.?
See your doc ASAP: This has gone unchecked too long. You need to get seen as soon as possible. If could be nothing, or it could be something serious, we cannot tell from here based on so little information. You need to be seen in person. Do it this week. ...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
Gift hearing or?: You may be hearing the creaks and noises of shifting bones and cartilage or maybe the blood pulsing through your carotids. Or maybe your nervous system is so attuned that you can hear your spinal fluid. You would be the first patient I have heard that can hear their spinal fluid. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Crepitus: That is called crepitus. It is a similar type of thing you see with popping your knuckles. It feels like it is in the brain because the neck is so close. ...Read more
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