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Has anyone ever dealt with neck popping or crunching? For the last week or so every time I turn my head to the left  it sounds like the bones in my neck are crunching. It doesn't hurt and I have no pain it's just so annoying. 

I appreciate any help I can get.

Thank you. 

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Yes, for sure.  From Arthritis.

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Do you have that every time you turn your head or just every so often? Mine is constant. Does it ever get better or go away?

 

Thank you for your reply. 

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If it's frequent or constant,  if there's pain; you need to see a doctor.

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Join the club.  I had cervical spine fusion a few years ago. Most recently, I hear my neck when I turn, lean, or tilt in certain ways while doing my eye makeup.  I wondered if it was related to my limited ROM from after the surgery, but I think it's the arthritis in my neck.  It's not at all painful.

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@Squirt60 wrote:

Has anyone ever dealt with neck popping or crunching? For the last week or so every time I turn my head to the left  it sounds like the bones in my neck are crunching. It doesn't hurt and I have no pain it's just so annoying. 

I appreciate any help I can get.

Thank you. 


@Squirt60   Yes I had that condition...but I had pain along with it.  Eventually my family doctor recommended a pain specialist and it was determined that I had stenosis in a few of my vertebrae... which unfortunately comes with age for some people.  Although I am older... I think mine started with lifting my little grandkids.  The doctor recommended a series of epidural shots.  Within a few months I was pain free.. and no crunching.  As other posts suggested...it could be arthritis.  Best to get a professional evaluation.  

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A good chiropractor could take care of that.  

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Luckily I have no pain with this crunching. After listening to this all day it starts to get on my nerves. I do have my annual physical coming up in a few weeks so I Will mention it to her, hopefully it is nothing serious.

 

Thank you all for your replies. I really appreciate you taking the time to help me out. 

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It's called crepitus and is not harmful unless you have pain.  This is according to a local chiropractor who has a radio show.  But it never hurts to mention it to your own physician or chiropractor.

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@Squirt60   Thank you! This happens to be me also. I have Rheumatiod Arthritis so I figured that was causing it.

 

But I always wondered if only I could hear it or if others could hear it if they were sitting next to me.Smiley LOL