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Old 05-10-2007, 07:37 AM   #1
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Question Crackling Gritty Sound When I Turn My Head

Hi there,

I have searched everywhere i can but have came up with no answers other then maybe fluid in the middle ear which my ENT said there is no fluid in my ears.

For the past few months i get this weird crackling gritty sound like gravel when i turn my head side to side or rotate it around in circles.
This is only when i move my head but doesnt make this sound if i move my head with my body at the same time.

I have no headachs other then the normal one here and there and have no pain or soreness with this.

I have bad anxiety as it is and now this is really adding to my anxiety because im terrified this is some life threatening thing and im dying!

I do have an appt to go back to my ENT but not until June and he doesnt think its anything to do with my ears so im not sure why i even made an appt to go back to him!

Any suggestions what this could be anyone?

Thanks you
Cathy

 
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Re: Crackling Gritty Sound When I Turn My Head

if i were you,i would actually see your primary about obtaining a c spine MRI.does this sound appear to be actually coming from within the neck area at all?try really listening to that sound so you can tell exactly where it is being generated from.if it is indeed within the neck area and not actually within your head,it is most likely a c spine problem and has nothing at all to dow ith your ears or in your head area at all.as we age,little growths called bone spurs can grow on our spines,that crunchy sound is just little bits of bone against bone,which is what bone spurs are.there could also be a disc dehydration type thing going on that would be indicated by the bone against bone grinding noise when you move your head.the vertebraes just are touching in some way so that is what you are hearing when your neck gets turned and those vertebrae actually are moving against each other.this is pretty common in alot of people actually.it could be nothing major or this could be indicative of some level of disc/vertebrae involvement.that best way to try and determine the real cause would be with that MRI,preferably with contrast.the contrast just helps certain structures show up a bit more clearly than without it.

since you are getting nowhere looking at the actual ears nose and throat,the c spine would be just the natural next step.like i said,your primary can actually refer you for it,it does not take an actual specialist,tho he can do that too.that C spine area just needs further looking into as the possible generator of those noises,thats all.i wish you luck with this.please keep me posted as to what you find out,K? take care,marcia
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:43 AM   #3
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Re: Crackling Gritty Sound When I Turn My Head

Hi marcia,
Thanks for your reply ... the sound realy does seem like its coming from in my head ... like the middle not on the outside where the ears are but like level with the ears but inbetween if you know what i mean?

Its hard to explain the sound but its like a crackling gritty sound like gravel and only when i move my head side to side or when i rotate my head around in a circle.

I do have thick post nasal drip which the only way to get it up is to ( sorry about the use of words )snort realy hard to get it in my throat and then clear my thoat to get it out thru the mouth or else swallow it.

Im wondering if this is something to do with the thick mucus (phleym) blocking something and not allowing the natural fluids to drain out?

Im only confused because the ENT dr saying there was no fluid to be seen in my ears.

My ears do not hurt or anything and i have no sinus pressure etc ... I actually feel great its just this sound .... i mean i wouldnt worry about it so much if i new it was nothing serious but until i know im a wreck with worry!

 
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Re: Crackling Gritty Sound When I Turn My Head

just one thing here.your c spine actually goes up into the base of your skull.it does not just stop at the base,it is the c 1 and 2,or the atlantis or axis that goes into your actual headspace.just do a bit of a search on the c spine and see how it goes into the head there.i really do think just obtaining a simple MRI would possibly reveal some sort of an issue up there.considering where you are actually at at this point,doing an MRI really would help to either rule in something or rule it out,but either way,you are getting nowhere right now just seeing this doc over and over again ya know?it would at least be something as far as trying to actually Dx your problem.you are kind of hitting a dead end here right now,this would just be a way to move a bit beyond it.if this were me, i would just push to have it done anyway.you have nothing to lose at this point ya know?good luck and keep me posted,FB
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