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Swishing Neck Sound
Cracking sounds in neck every time turning it side to side to look in that direction. Not just one or two but during the entire turn cause?
Hi, in the morning when I get up. My pain is the worst. My neck I can't move, and when I bend it, it makes a cracking sound. What is that sound from?
Cracking: The sound is usually from nitrogen, generally means nothing. ...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
Mild arrhritis: No therapy needed yet.Get a more detailed answer ›
I twisted my neck and then tried to turn the other way and felt a sharp pain. What does this sound like?
My dr. Said "interestingly she does have some turbulent sounds in her neck bilateral" what does that mean??
Bruins and hums:
Turbulent neck noises have multiple causes from venous, to arterial venous, to arterial narrowing and some rare things like hyperthyroid noises etc.
If really present, a vascular surgeon can frequently sort this out. ...Read more
I have neck arthritus, when I flex my back it makes a crackling sound but no pain. Is it normal. What to do?
Normal: It is normal if no pain is involved. ...Read more
I have a fluid sound in the right side of my neck when I rub it accompanied by pain when I cough. Any help is appreciated.
Cracking sound when I turn head after deep tissue neck massage- been over 1 week now, no pain but scared by this sound... Should I worry?
See a DO for opinion: Usually the cracking sound is just the articulation, or movement of one vertebrae over the other as you move your head. You need to let your massage therapist know what happened. Then, if it continues, see an osteopathic doctor for consult, evaluation and treatment, to put everything back into alignment. That should reduce or eliminate the sound altogether. ...Read more
When I have stiff neck&move my neck left, right, forward, backward, it sometimes makes a sound. What is this sound? Is it bad? Should I try to avoid it?
Many things: Could be taut muscle band or muscle spasm called a tender point or a trigger point. This could also be a tender lymph node, especially if you were recently sick. Other things could be a boil or a lipoma. If it is bothering you and does not resolve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
No pain, no problem: Cracking of your joints including the neck/back /other joints has not been shown to have any ill effect as long as in doing so it is not causing you any pain. If you have significant pain/stiffness that is adversely affecting your life/work/sleep etc... Consult your doc for an evaluation and possible treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Normal: As long as it does not cause pain, the cracking is normal. ...Read more
It's normal cracking: Or stress of ligaments, cartilage, tendons and joints of the vertebrae associated with head turning. See your dr if there's increasing neck or shooting pain, weakness of arms etc. Take care! http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=2033. http://www.md-health.com/neck-cracking.html. ...Read more
I am having a lot of necks pain. This has been going on for months. It hurts and makes a crackle sound.
Due to chronicity: Of your pain — recommend medical assessment. Take care. ...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
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 was tackled in P. E, upon impact I heard my lower back make a pop sound and between my upper sholder by my neck, should I Be worried???
If you have pain: If you have no symptoms like pain or difficulty in moving etc. Then you have nothing to worry. These cracking sounds in joints are common. But if you have pain or limitation of movements then get your self checked ...Read more
Have noticed a cracking sound in my neck. It happens when I turn my head to the right only. I have no pain in it. Should I be concerned?
No problem: Cracking popping creaking without pain are not cause for alarm. The tendons, muscles and ligaments move and rub against each other causing the sounds. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I was jumping rope and my neck made a weird cracking sound and it hurts a lot. (back of my neck left side) what cand I do to cease the pain?
Occasionally I get a weird fizzing noise and feeling where my head and neck meet. Sounds like a rainstick. No other symptoms with it. causes?
Weird neck noise: Hard to say cause as there are many possibilities. If condition continues then it is a good idea to get a check up. ...Read more
Why does my neck pop all the time is there a reason why? It popped every time sounds like it needs to be popped like 10 times a day or it hurts
NMS but: It is most likely from the sliding tendons at the neck. But if you have symptoms like headaches and pain, you should consult an orthopedist. ...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
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