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Will Cracking My Neck Cause Me Problems In The Future
Doctors can you tell me why does the back of my neck pop and occasionally the snapping causes pain?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I have pain in my low back due to move of disk from itself place ....Can sir you tell about the getoff the pain?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Might my upper and lower back problems can start to cause pain and degenerative changes in my neck?
Pain: Yes it's possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
Wat can cause knee pains and pain around the knee the leggs up to the buttocks. I been to doctors, specialist n theraphy and the can't find the problem?
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
Can a GI problem cause some damage in the nerve in the back of the head or neck bcause i feel too much pressure and tightness in head 4 3 months now?
Unlikely: Probably separate issues. See your doctor for complete evaluation of your problem. ...Read more
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