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See below: There are several joints in the neck. Over time these joints can "wear out" leading to degeneration and inflammation of the joint. When a joint becomes inflammed it often swells due to increased synovial fluid. When this fluid is forced out of the joint it is common to feel and/or hear a "pop". Try focusing on posture to help take pressure off of the joints and reduce the "popping". ...Read more
Discomfort between and under both shoulder blades at random times & lasts several hours. Headache, pain in back neck & popping in neck shoulders
TMD dx. Ear pain, sore muscle down front of neck, popping jaw. Can this cause lower jaw pain next to molars under tongue? Cold fluid causes ear pain?
Pain and dysfunction: If the tmj/tmd issues last for awhile, some symptoms can affect the ear (s) in many ways. You may develop ringing in the ears; earaches, popping-grating-clicking that is heard constantly in the ears; roaring muffled sounds; hearing loss; on and on. It is better to see an ENT first if you have ear symptoms to rule out it being the ears as the source of the problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My neck started popping/crackling when I turn my head left or right. It does not hurt. Any concerns or suggestions? Thanks
Not really: Many people have non-symptomatic neck popping and cracking (including myself!). You are probably sensing the normal motion of the cervical facet joints. I do not recommend purposeful cracking of one's neck, which usually requires a significant rotational movement of the neck (i have had patients with acute cervical herniations after those maneuvers). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a painful irritated throat with swelling in the sides of my neck and popping in the ears. What is this?
Probably a URI: It sounds like you may have an upper respiratory infection or uri. It sounds like you may have a mild sore throat, possible swollen glands, nasal congestion, stuffed ears which is common with a uri. Should resolve on its own in a few days, but if not, you may want to get checked out by a medical provider as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more
Neck cracking/popping, forehead/scalp tingling, the result of pinched nerves in neck? MRI's and CT's of head were normal.
Neck cracking/popping, forehead/scalp tingling, the result of pinched nerves in neck from bulges at C5-C6 and C6-C7 via neck MRI?
MRI's and CT's of brain were normal. Thanks.
Does not correlate.: The disk bulges at C5-C7 should affect your arm & neck, not the forehead & scalp. Many people live their ENTIRE LIVES with bulging disks & don't complain of any pain, so MRI or CT scan to "diagnose" bulging disks is actually a gross misuse of imaging. Talk to your doctor or a neurologist about your symptoms to undergo accurate testing. Or use HealthTap Prime. Good luck to you; hope you find cause. ...Read more
Stiffness: Although it may be caused by a number of things, the most likely cause of the neck kinking and popping is stiffness due to relative inactivity of the neck. Performing gentle stretching exercises of your neck every day should fix it. Although it is possible that the popping and kinking may seem to be worse initially, it should eventually resolve. ...Read more
My neck makes a "crunch" sound whenever i tilt my head to the side. Sometimes my neck makes a popping sound with every footstep. Why? I'm only 17.
Crepitus : That is called crepitus. It is a similar thing that happens when you pop your knuckles. ...Read more
Sometimes when I swallow the right side of my neck makes this popping/spasm usually when I lay on that side, I have smoked for 4 yrs, .25 pack year?
See md: Complaints are unusual-see your MD. As far as smoking-the decimal place makes all the difference. Pack years are the number of packs(20 cig) per day times number of years smoked. The .25 pk yr would be equivalent to just over 1 cigarette a day, vs 1/4 pack(5 cigs) per day giving a 1 pk yr, or worse case a 25 pk year history implying 6 packs per day(which I have seen).Stop smoking to avoid illness ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently heard a couple loud pops come from my lower back yesterday while doing deadlifts. As soon as i heard the pops(sililar to popping neck or back) i lowered the weight and began trying to walk it off. I felt a pain in my lower back, left buttocks a
I have neck cracking and popping in my neck when I bend my head or turnit but no pain. Sometimes if I lift something my shoulder hurts so I do lift ov?
Neck cracks: Without knowing more information, for example how old are you? 20 or 80? What kind of work have you done? Run a air-hammer on a assembly line? Are you a gymnast? Get back with us with more info. ...Read more
I have mild neck stiffness, ear popping and a small, occasional headache for over a week now. Any idea?
TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, neck stiffness or neck pain, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management of the TMJ. ...Read more
I just finished at a swim meet and now it feels sore when i do any sort of movement or any other use of my neck like swallowing.My neck makes weird popping noises as I do these things and if I push down on my skin it feels "bubbly." Is this normal?
No. Can see doctor.: Bubbly skin sensations sound like there is air inside the skin. That means a person can go to the doctor now to see if there is a partially collapsed lung that is leaking some air into the skin. One can go to the ER, because they can do a chest x-ray quickly there. If one's regular doctor is available right now, one can first ask the doctor for advice, because the doctor might want to see her. ...Read more
Thumb pain with tingling, also in the rest of the right hand, prior to that, i had a severe neck pain with "popping" sounds in the neck`s joints. ?
Have neck/forehead pain. Popping sounds in necl when I turn my head. Ear pain both ears. Dull arm pain. CT/MRI's on head/brain were normal.
Localization: Your description doesn't provide enough detail to localize the symptoms; if you haven't seen a neurologist, that might be a consideration to aid in assessment. But certainly a second opinion if you have might also be an option. And you should speak with your physician who ordered the imaging in the first place to determine if they have thoughts on the differential diagnosis. ...Read more
Rest: There are several joints in the neck. Over time these joints can "wear out" leading to degeneration and inflammation of the joint. When a joint becomes inflammed it often swells due to increased synovial fluid. When this fluid is forced out of the joint it is common to feel and/or hear a "pop". Try focusing on posture to help take pressure off of the joints and reduce the "popping". ...Read more