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
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.