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Neck Cracks When I Lift Weights Should I Stop
No pain, no problem: Cracking of your joints including the neck/back has not been shown to have any ill effect as long as in doing so it is not causing you any pain. Lifting weight basically pulls on the muscles of your neck and that can cause cracking--quite common. If you have significant pain/stiffness that is adversely affecting your life/work/sleep etc...Consult your doc for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
I have been having a neck pain for a little more than a year now and it won't stop hurting. It also cracks all the time. I really want to know what is it that i have?
Neck pain lasting fo: Neck pain lasting for more than a year has become a chronic condition that definitely should be evaluated by a physician. There are number of different causes of chronic neck pain from musculoskeletal tension, poor posture to other more serious disorders. In any event, if you have not been evaluated by your primary care physician or an appropriate specialist that would be a first step. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Crack my neck regularly, often several times a day, been doing it since I was 13 and i'm now 16, I can't stop - any serious/long term damage? Or myths?
Crack neck unecessar: Anything you do unnecessarily and cannot stop will hurt. Neck spine? Deadly consequence! neck spine and muscles are most powerful of the body, when (intentionally) damaged, healing is very questionable and suffering is intense. Treat immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I stretched this morning, and I felt a pop/crack in my neck. Now whenever I turn or lean my head to the right, I feel pain. How do I stop the pain?
I have extremely clicky joints for a person of my age? (Including back neck ect;) is their anyway to stop the need to crack my back?
Hypermobility: Hypermobility is more common in younger people. They have joints and ligaments considered to be particularly lax, and frequently snap and pop at the end point of normal range of motion. This is not in and of itself dangerous, but hyperextension injuries are more common. A good exercise program aimed at improving overall muscle tone can help. ...Read more
I have constant discomfort in my neck and jaw when i lay down and cannot get relief even if i try to crack my neck what can I do to stop the pain?
Find the cause first: There are many possible causes of pain in the back of the neck. A doctor can evaluate to figure it out. There could be a muscle strain or spasm, inflammation in the joints or tendons, nerve pain from the spine or on the skin, an outbreak of shingles, etc... If a person is older or otherwise at risk for cancers, the doctor will look for tumors as well. Young people more often have muscle strains. ...Read more
What did I do and how do i stop the neck pain? I "cracked" my neck and now have pain when tilting head up/back and rotating to the left.
Joint surfaces move: Cracking a joint moves the parts of the joint, with the cracking noise coming from cartilage surfaces sliding, from movement of a little air-space from one place in the joint to another, or from some other non-traumatic event. A person with no joint pains before or after cracking a joint is probably not damaging the joint. A doctor should evaluate any pain or stiffness associated with cracking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe not: Cracking a joint moves the parts of the joint, with the cracking noise coming from cartilage surfaces sliding, from movement of a little air-space from one place in the joint to another, or from some other non-traumatic event. A person with no joint pains before or after cracking a joint is probably not damaging the joint. However, making it a frequent habit has uncertain long-term effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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