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M/47...Neck cracks when I turn head. Scalp, forehead pain/tingling, CT/MRI's on head/brain normal. All blood work normal. Arthritis? Discs? Help!

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: No more cracking...

The best advice I can give: (1) no more imaging tests (unless new symptoms or the symptoms get DRAMATICALLY worse- CT & MRI invariably show nothing in this situation) & (2) Do NOT intentionally crack your neck- by yourself or by chiropracty.
More cracking means you are more likely to develop debilitating spondylitis in old age. Use HealthTap Prime to discuss how to avoid irritating occipital nerve

In brief: No more cracking...

The best advice I can give: (1) no more imaging tests (unless new symptoms or the symptoms get DRAMATICALLY worse- CT & MRI invariably show nothing in this situation) & (2) Do NOT intentionally crack your neck- by yourself or by chiropracty.
More cracking means you are more likely to develop debilitating spondylitis in old age. Use HealthTap Prime to discuss how to avoid irritating occipital nerve
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