Joint inflammation. 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 inflammed 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".
Pain/ weird feeling on left side of neck could be swollen and left side popping noise in throat when I swallow? 2 days now... Not sick
Need an exam. Glad to hear you're not feeling sick, but since these are new and unusual symptoms, sounds like you should see your doctor for an exam and more detailed history. Good luck! Read more...