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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
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
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.
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
Neck clicking: Symptoms of.Get a more detailed answer ›
Usually not: Usually not unless it is causing pain or dysfunction/disability when you do it. ...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
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
Neck lock: You may have some spine injury or lesion. Consult a spine surgeon. ...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
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