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I slept on my neck wrong and it's got really painful. What should I do?

I slept on my neck wrong and it's got really painful. What should I do?

Depends what it is: From. Try gentle stretching exercises. However, you will need to see a physician for a physical exam to see where the pain is coming from. You can also try massage, acupuncture, heat/cold, and ergonomic changes until you see your physician. However, i would recommend seeing a physician as neck pain can be complex and the pain generators can be a number of things. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is this crackling in my neck?

What is this crackling in my neck?

Arthritis: This is called crepitation. As we age many times spondylosis (arthritis) develope. ...Read more

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For about teo to three years my neck has been making a crackling noise. Why do you think that is?

For about teo to three years my neck has been making a crackling noise. Why do you think that is?

No Pain?: If not this is totally normal and not be concerned about. Its normal to hear the facet joints in your neck moving against each other. Especially if you are alone in a quite room. Matter of fact i was just listening to my neck creak before reading this question. :). ...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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My neck started popping/crackling when I turn my head left or right. It does not hurt. Any concerns or suggestions? Thanks

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 more

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Fast pain relief for neck injury when crackling many times ?

Fast pain relief for neck injury when crackling many times ?

Is none: Discuss with ur parents ; then c u r pedi along with them ; discuss the problem. U need a diagnosis 2 b treated. ...Read more

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Quite often when I stretch my neck I get loud crackling sounds.Doc says not to worry but I still feel its quite abnormal.I have it since long. I'm 29.?

Quite often when I stretch my neck I get loud crackling sounds.Doc says not to worry but I still feel its quite abnormal.I have it since long. I'm 29.?

Not to worry: As we age, the tissues that comprise our joints become less malleable. When we move them through their range of motion often a vacuum will be created which can force carbon dioxide out of solution, creating the pop. This does not harm the joint. ...Read more

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I have neck arthritus when i squeeze my shoulder blades together you could hear crackling sound.What is it?

I have neck arthritus when i squeeze my shoulder blades together you could hear crackling sound.What is it?

Most likely due to -: 2 causes: 1: the arthritis itself produces the crackling/popping sounds with movement of whichever joint is affected; 2: another rarer possibility is presence of a bursa (a natural sac with fluid in it, which is present on some prominent bones). When there is inflammation, called bursitis, it can produce crackling sounds. Have yourself seen by an orthopod so the correct DX can be made for you. ...Read more

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I just recently started hearing a crackling rice crispy sound when i turn or stretch my neck. Painless but worries me. Bad sleep posture or some else?

I just recently started hearing a crackling rice crispy sound when i turn or stretch my neck. Painless but worries me. Bad sleep posture or some else?

Sign of early DDD: If it's been coming on slowly & occasionally but now always it could b signs of early cervical disk disease especially if u can recall a childhood injury. But this is often the case with early cervical disease. If no pain an evaluation now would most likely b negative as there are usually none early on. If of great concern c a spinal surgeon 4 evaluation & imaging. ...Read more

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Hi, i hear spritz, fizz, bubbles type sound in spine / neck when lying down and also hear "crackling" when walking... ?

Hi, i hear spritz, fizz, bubbles type sound in spine / neck when lying down and also hear "crackling" when walking... ?

Crepitus: Crepitus is the sound generated when joints move. The sound can be the bones rubbing against each other. The other possibility is the vacuum effect caused by distracting the joint. It causes air components to materialize within the joint causing the sound. That's the sound heard when people crack their knuckles. ...Read more

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For the past few months i have had crackling sounds in my head when i turn it from right to left. I also have had electric shock right side of neck?

For the past few months i have had crackling sounds in my head when i turn it from right to left. I also have had electric shock right side of neck?

Neck arthritis: Sounds like you have some beginning arthritis changes in the vertebrae in your neck (cervical spine). This is very common. The sound itself doesn't mean it's anything dangerous. Unless it hurts, you don't have to do anything. The "electric shock" could be a nerve that is getting pinched when you turn your head. Over time, this can get worse. Maintain range of motion by doing gentle stretches. ...Read more

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Trying to loosen up tight neck but I can't touch ear to shoulder without crackling. Time for pt?

Trying to loosen up tight neck but I can't touch ear to shoulder without crackling. Time for pt?

Start with PCP: A more specific diagnosis should be considered before you go to a physical therapist. You'll like need a referral anyway from you pcp, so see the doc first. ...Read more

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Are there no tinnitus treatments at all? Ringing in ears started a few weeks ago, as well as crackling in neck when I turn it. Related? Remedies?

Are there no tinnitus treatments at all? Ringing in  ears started a few weeks ago, as well as crackling in neck when I turn it. Related? Remedies?

Tinnitus: Great question. Depends on the source. The neck can cause ear noises as well as the jaw. Caffeine, stress, chocolate, ibuprofen and aspirin may as well. See and ENT to check it out ...Read more