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Doctor insights on: Swishing Neck Sound

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Does nerve damage in neck cause swishing sound when turn head?

Does nerve damage in neck cause swishing sound when turn head?

Probably Not: I wouldn't expect nerve damage to cause any noticeable sound. It could be an inner ear issue or you may be sensing arthritic changes in the cervical spine or neck. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Cracking in neck: What you have is called crepitus. You should have your doctor check an x-ray of the neck. This would rule out early arthritis some Motrin might help ant inflammation which could cause the sounds. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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What can I do with the crackling sound of neck arthritus?

What can I do with the crackling sound of neck arthritus?

Physical therapy: If the problem is only noise and not pain, neurologic symptoms or nerve damage the most important treatment is regular physical therapy exercise. You may want to ask your doctor for instruction or referral to a therapist to be trained in an exercise program. ...Read more

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When I roll my neck/shoulders, I feel/hear a cruching/grinding sound, what could this be?

When I roll my neck/shoulders, I feel/hear a cruching/grinding sound, what could this be?

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

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I twisted my neck and then tried to turn the other way and felt a sharp pain. What does this sound like?

I twisted my neck and then tried to turn the other way and felt a sharp pain. What does this sound like?

Muscle spasm: This could be a muscle spasm and ibprofin and warm compress may help. However, there are other more serious problems which may result and an orthopedic surgeon should be consulted. ...Read more

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My dr. Said "interestingly she does have some turbulent sounds in her neck bilateral" what does that mean??

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

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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.

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.

Bronchitis: It seems like you have Productive cough. Maybe you need Antibiotic Treatment,
Please get examined.
OR call for Virtual Consult on Heath Tap so we can see you and ask specific questions and find out more about your complaint to help you better. ...Read more

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I have pains that come and go vertically on either side of my neck. Also, sometimes it sounds/feels like fluid is rushing in my neck?

Neck spasm: Muscles in the neck can become very tense and produce spasm and pain. Applying ice, and alternating heat can help. Massage can help. There are medications as well to relax muscles. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Oftentimes this is : Not serious unless it's accompanied by shooting pain, numbness, tingling and weakness of arms. Check out this link. http://www.md-health.com/neck-cracking.html. ...Read more

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Have a small lump inside of my neck. What does this sound like?

Have a small lump inside of my neck. What does this sound like?

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

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Making a pop sound at finger and neck can lead to bad consequences?

Making a pop sound at finger and neck can lead to bad consequences?

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

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I've got these weird small lumps in my neck that move. What does this sound like?

I've got these weird small lumps in my neck that move. What does this sound like?

Lymph nodes: These may be lymph nodes and may be normal.
If they are painful, discolored, causing skin changes, or growing then you should have them checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Heard popping sound when I turned my head, now have pain base of neck. What is causing this?

Heard popping sound when I turned my head, now have pain base of neck. What is causing this?

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

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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???

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Hot compress: Ibuprofen and lay still in neutral position when you go to bed. The spasm will go away. The cracking sound was from the joints between the neck bones. Should go away on its own. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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