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Old 12-05-2011, 07:43 PM   #1
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"loose" clicking and grinding in Neck

I was assaulted a couple of months back... I tried to do some neck exercises midway between then and now, that winded up making the neck issues worse. Since then I've had a few chiropractor appointments where he snapped my neck, and I feel as if that loosened up whatever was wrong in there even more... So now I feel instability and weakness right from the base of my skull. I had a MRI a while ago, the doc said there was nothing structurally wrong and that maybe it is a muscle spasm(s), and may resolve itself on its own.

Any thoughts? Should I continue exercises?? Thanks a bunch

 
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Re: "loose" clicking and grinding in Neck

Was the MRI before or after the chiropractic adjustment? If it was before, then get another one done. He may have dislodged a piece of disk or even bone or a bone spur. Chiro care for a neck is never a good idea IMHO. You have blood vessels to the brain going through those bones and if done wrong, can end up in a possibly fatal stroke.

But if it keeps up, no matter when the MRI was done, it justifies another one or maybe a CT....a CT will show the bones much better than an MRI. MRI's are great for showing the disks but for the bones, the CT is better....and considerably cheaper.

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Re: "loose" clicking and grinding in Neck

I'd also follow-up with the doc since it sounds like it was a bit ago and things have not improved. The doc may have hoped it was just a temporary problem and will likely take different action as it becomes more chronic.

And sending a hug for the trauma...how awful to have such an experience AND be left with the physical pain on top of the emotional. Do seek out support for your mental well-being too....I do NOT mean to suggest it is in your head, I believe pain is very real, but stress and trauma do feed into it and can compound the physical trauma.

 
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