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what to do about my crunchy neck

I've always had a very tight upper-back/shoulder/neck region, and over the past couple years (I am in my late twenties) I have noticed a crunchy crepitus noise in my neck/cervical spine region that is pretty much constant throughout the day, as in, when I take a deep breath or sit up straighter, I hear little popping and crunching noises. It's gotten to the point where I want to DO something about it, but I'm not sure what kind of doctor to go to, or how useful it will be in the near future, as I am currently pregnant and probably can't do too much in the way of x-rays and MRIs. Main question is - how normal/abnormal is this for my age, and what kind of doctor should I try to see? [more inside]
posted by permiechickie on Jun 1, 2016 - 11 answers

I need to stop sleeping on my face

Sleeping position is causing problems. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on May 22, 2016 - 13 answers

What to expect from c5-c6 fusion surgery?

YANMD. I am having surgery in March to correct a horrendously slipped disc (or two or three; I'm unclear thus far as to exactly how much they're operating). I have many questions, some of which I will be asking my neurosurgeon. Some questions here will help me with that conversation; I'm looking for feedback from people who have undergone this, and from medical folks who know about this sort of thing. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Feb 25, 2016 - 9 answers

Birth control is driving me up the wall.

Can the Mirena IUD cause joint/back/neck pain, sore tendons, or clicking joints? A great deal of elaboration within. [more inside]
posted by easter queen on Jun 3, 2015 - 15 answers

(Boston) - What is the cost of cervical disc surgery?

After 2 years of dealing with an insane doctor who told me that God and Tylenol will cure me, I finally got a new doctor who sent me to a neurologist who diagnosed me with a neck hernia or rather, C5 C6 disc herniation. In addition to MRI findings, they also found out that I have Clonus. [more inside]
posted by bostonhill on Apr 13, 2014 - 9 answers

What exercises can someone with cervical disc herniation (c3-c6) do?

After a nightmare MRI experience sometime in 2011 I found out that I have a cervical disc herniation on c3, c4, c5, c6. The pain was so severe that I was unable to move my neck to right side without feeling like I was going to pass out. Now that I've gotten my first coritsone shot and feel alive, I would love to work at gym on strentheting my cervical discs so I can beat this problem and avoid having to marry cortisone shots for the rest of my life. What are some excercise machines and workouts I can safely use to strengthen my neck without damaging it further? [more inside]
posted by cheero on Nov 14, 2013 - 16 answers

Neck / spine cooler?

Saw this upcoming new product on TV late at night one time . . . [more inside]
posted by querty on Jul 5, 2008 - 5 answers

Make my chair back four or five inches taller?

Is it possible to add an extension to a chair back to make it four or five inches taller? [more inside]
posted by Clay201 on Feb 25, 2008 - 2 answers

Why would a doctor pick someone up by their head?

This question about a bodybuilder beheading oneself reminded me of something I read in a Judy Blume book that I never understood. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Oct 31, 2006 - 8 answers


My neck cracking habit is killing me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2006 - 24 answers

Neck cracking

Is it a bad idea for me to be popping/cracking my neck? [more inside]
posted by BradNelson on Mar 17, 2005 - 9 answers

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