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What Is The Clicking Problem In My Neck
Joint Movement: The bones of the neck move to allow us to move our head around. Thus is made possible by articular surfaces. As we age these surfaces can wear down, or be altered by arthritic changes. Unless you are being bothered by neck pain, numbness, tingling or weakness, the sounds can be left alone. If symptoms get worse you can see a spine doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've throat pain in right side form 2 month, 1 doctor told its tmj, my ear also pains and some in the jaw also, bt no clicking sound from my jaw, no swallowing problem?
Can dental problems be the cause of thyroid gland disorders - either hypo or hyperthyroidism? Is a symptom a click in the throat when you swallow?
No: Usually dental problems don't cause thyroid issues. In some cases, the thyroid gland can get large enough to have some mass effect on the esophagus but not a click per se. See a doctor soon for further evaluation. ...Read more
Not likely: There are several cervical facets or neck joints. In fact there are 2 at each level with 7 levels giving you a total of 14 joints. Over time these joints can "wear out" leading to degeneration and inflammation of the joint. When a joint becomes inflamed 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". ...Read more
Usually not: Usually not unless it is causing pain or dysfunction/disability when you do it. ...Read more
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I was weight training. The back of my neck started clicking. It doesn't hurt but every time i move my neck it clicks?
Clicking with no : Pain is nothing to worry about. The clicking sensation can be from a variety of causes including muscular, ligament or joint related. ...Read more
Have a slight click in my neck (am late 40s and an exerciser for 33 yrs). Even tho I've now modified and cut WAY back the click is still there.
There are: cartilages which unite your vertebrae (they are actually JOINTS) and they can make noise when pressure is put upon them (turning...stretching) Once you become "aware" of this NORMAL "noise" it seems more "prominent'!! Try IGNORING it! EXERCISE...and keep in mind AGING reduces the FLEXIBILITY of these cartilages and the noise will STOP ...NOT to be "looked forward to!" Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Neck lock: You may have some spine injury or lesion. Consult a spine surgeon. ...Read more
I have constant neck clicking every time I take a deep breath or move my shoulders. What it can be?
Neck vertebrae: In most cases, the clicking sound is a result of tight neck muscles causing the vertebrae to rub against each other during certain movements. While there may be no other symptoms present apart from a clicking neck sound, with time the persistent muscle spasm will lead to headaches, neck or upper back pain.Pl see attached for detailed info ...Read more
Im 16 and during the morning and at points in the day my neck is stiff and tight unless i click it. Is this normal ?
Muscle tightness : You may have some tight muscles in your neck, you should try gentle stretching and applying heat. ...Read more
When I suddenly moved my head and neck in a weird way, I heard a loud click from around my neck and head. I do not feel pain. Should I be concerned?
No concern: Chiropractors and Osteopathic doctors click necks to align them with sudden movement. If there were pain, I'd suggest going for a neck adjustment. ...Read more
I can feel something click or pop in the back of my neck when rub a figure on it. It doesn't hurt, but I have experienced some headaches. What is it?
Knot in muscle: Most likely a know in the muscle. You may also be feeling part of your vertebra out of plae and the muscle tendon pops over it. A good chiropractor or craniosacral therapist can elp as can a neuromuscular massage therapist. When things are misaligned it also contributes to headaches. ...Read more
About a year ago, my neck started clicking when I turn my head to the left and clicks when I turn my head back straight. It happens every time. Cause?
Crepitus: The other name for the cracking noticed around joints, isn't necessarily a sign of dangerous pathology. If you have no pain or limitations on your range of motion it may be related to a process known as "cavitation" (like with knuckle cracking) alternatively to rapid stretching of the ligaments. If you have symptoms then it could be related to degenerative changes of the bones/soft tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not if there is no pain: And also no known injury. I assume you're referring to the cervical spine and not clicking anterior or in the front of your throat by the adam's apple. If the clicking is felt with swallowing and is actually in the front of your neck you should see an ENT specialist or an upper G.I. Specialist. ...Read more
Probably benign : A click sound in your neck maybe from degenerative disc disease, or arthritis. Could possibly be something more serious as well. If there is no pain in your neck, or pain going down your arms, then it is probably a benign process. It is wise to see your primary care physician to see if there are any imaging studies needed to evaluate it further. ...Read more
My neck cracks very often,whenever i take breath,turn head,raise shoulders.I have painful click when i turn my tilted head back.Im 17 y/o. What is it?
Cervical strain: Sounds like you may have cervical muscle strain and disc inflammation . Try warm compress to improve circulation, use cold compress if any more acute pain develops. Try gentle neck stretching exercises. Over the counter Aleve, Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen may benefit you. You may Also want to try vitamin D3 and glucosamine. See your medical provider if the the Robles continues or gets worse ...Read more
Lately, I have had even more pain in my mid back. Something is clicking when i bend forward. I have been emotional too since. Multiple back/neck issue?
22 year old female suffering from neck clicking and grinding when I turn head side to side followed by stiffness. Osteoporosis is in my family?
Not osteoporosis: Not symptoms of osteoporosis see doctor rule out unlikely djd at your age try massage relaxation and cervical traction if clicking is psinless ignore it you have 14 knuckle size joints fscet joinstvin your neck they csn pop and click from time to time normally i always attributed this to anxiety and muscle tension psinless clicking and grinding should be ignored my opinion good luck ...Read more