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Doctors can you tell me why does the back of my neck pop and occasionally the snapping causes pain?

Doctors can you tell me why does the back of my neck pop and occasionally the snapping causes pain?

Spine Joints: Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate, therefore a facet joint injection is into that place where they meet. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to stop or minimize my neck from cracking all the time due to severely hyper extended tendons (lower back of my head)?

What exercises can I do to stop or minimize my neck from cracking all the time due to severely hyper extended tendons (lower back of my head)?

None: Don't worry about noise or cracking. Instead, worry about numbness, tingling, weakness & pain. But don't worry about noise. There are no exercises to decrease noise or cracking. But anyone should go see his/her doctor if movement is painful or if any above noted symptoms. Also a good idea if any recent trauma or injury prior to new onset of cracking. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerves in the back or neck cause me to have black spots in my vision?

Can pinched nerves in the back or neck cause me to have black spots in my vision?

Not likely: Most likely these are unrelated. The nerves in your back are connected by the same structure as the optic nerve (the spinal cord) however they are located in very different areas of the body. ...Read more

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Will mild degenraitive changes in my neck get worse over time and prevent me from moving my neck?

Will mild degenraitive changes in my neck get worse over time and prevent me from moving my neck?

Degenerative changes: how defined, "diagnosed"? Many issues commonly "diagnosed" by X-Ray have very little correlation with either pain short-term or long term function. For example calcification within ligaments ("spurs") or narrowing of intervertebral disk spaces are commonly called a degenerative changes; yet these do not reliably correlate with either pain or function. Focus on function & study the McKenzie method. ...Read more

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What conditions can I expect in the future after a bad fall on neck and shoulder?

Bad fall: Was anything fractured? Do you have lingering effects. You most likely will have at least minor aches and pains. If you had to have surgery, or something done drastically to correct anything, you most likely will have post-traumatic arthritis. If you have a stable condition, try stretching and range of motion exercises for your shoulders and neck daily. ...Read more

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Will cracking my wrists give me arthritis in the future?

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Will cracking my wrists give me arthritis in the future?

No!: The cracking noise is possibly secondary to the build-up of gases within the joint or the joints shifting in response to a slight (benign) incongruity. ...Read more

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I have pain in my low back due to move of disk from itself place ....Can sir you tell about the getoff the pain?

I have pain in my low back due to move of disk from itself place ....Can sir you tell about the getoff the pain?

Treatment: Find an osteopathic doctor (od) that is trained in manual manipulation. An alternative is to find a physical therapist that is trained in manual manipulation of osteopathic techniques. ...Read more

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My hips are double-jointed. Could this cause complications in the future?

My hips are double-jointed. Could this cause complications in the future?

Possibly: Double jointed hips usually means that one has loose ligaments/capsule of the joints. Loose joints in general if there is excessive motion at that joint over time can lead to cartilage damage and in severe cases dislocation. If one maintains adequate stability in the joint by keeping the muscle strong that may be enough to keep the joint from incurring damage. ...Read more

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Doctors, can my current back problems cause pain and problems with my neck?

Generally No: Back Problems cause back and leg pain. Neck problems are due to the neck. So each area generally addresses the nerves closest to it. We do know that those patients with spine problems in one area of the spine, usually have a higher risk of developing spine problems in another area of the spine. ...Read more

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Continuous pain on my life side . From neck to my feet . What can be the cause?

See a doctor and get: evaluated. You may have musculoskeletal issues that may affect your alignment on your left side? This can come from something as simple as waking up, and sleeping on the wrong side of the body, or slipping or taking a mis-step on your left side off a curb, trauma, or something else. Also your spleen may be enlarged or soemthing else all together. Take a look at when it happened to help solve this. ...Read more

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I have a tumor in my stomach on the left side the doctor wants to remove and redistribute other areas. Will this cause problems when i get pregnant?

I have a tumor in my stomach on the left side the doctor wants to remove and redistribute other areas. Will this cause problems when i get pregnant?

Stomach tumor: Your description doesn't sound entirely clear to me, in terms of the surgical plan; however, if you have a stomach tumor, it needs to come out. The surgery, proper, should have no effect on your ability to have a normal pregnancy. However, depending on the tumor type, post-surgical treatment could have an effect. Discuss with your doctor. It should be ok! ...Read more

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Can you have arthritis in your head? How would you test? What could cause popping and craclkling noises started in top of head now neck too. 2 years

Can you have arthritis in your head? How would you test? What could cause popping and craclkling noises started in top of head now neck too. 2 years

No: No arthritis in the cranium. Not sure what the "popping" and "clicking" is coming from, but you may want to see an ENT doc if it is painful or persists and is worrisome to you. ...Read more

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What can cause me to have painless muscle spasms in my neck next to my esophagus?

What can cause me to have painless muscle spasms in my neck next to my esophagus?

2 possibilities: Painless muscle spasm involving the crico-esophageal sphincter can be cause by high reflux of stomach acid, so called LPR (laryngo-pharyngeal reflux) or sometimes anxiety. The bottom line is there is a cause for this muscle spasm. You must find out whether or not you have reflux or is this a manifestation of muscle hyperactivity related to anxiety. These are two possibilities. ...Read more

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My neck and upper back is always very stiff. And I turn my neck a lot to "crack" my bones to losen the stiffness. Will there be any bad effect for such habit?

My neck and upper back is always very stiff. And I turn my neck a lot to "crack" my bones to losen the stiffness. Will there be any bad effect for such habit?

No : There will be no issues with this and you are just self manipulating your neck causing a temporary reflex relaxation of the muscles. Keep on crack in'. ...Read more

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How can I evaluate glands in the back of neck?

How can I evaluate glands in the back of neck?

Get it checked...: We have only few glands in the back of neck and swelling/lumps you feel are often from sebaceous cyst, which if infected can cause pain and may look like the one in picture here. Lymphnodes are typically small and mobile but can get larger and sore if there is infection near-by the area. If it is bothering you, get it checked. Boil can be lanced and may need antibiotic. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more