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Old 03-28-2005, 04:20 PM   #5
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Re: Crackling, clicking in neck after acdf

I also have a lot of 'noise' occuring in my neck..both crackling and clicking..sometimes it feels as though it is catching. I was not I know it is not hardware. My surgery was a 5 level posterior cervical laminectomy. (for congenital stenosis) I am about 16 months out and it has not resolved itself. I try to ignore it, but find myself worrying when it gets really bad. I dont know if it is new arthritis or not, and I worry that if it is, it may impinge again on the spinal cord. I now call or e mail my doc when I am concerned about anything....I think it is better than worrying.This board is also fabulous..I have learned a lot about what to be concerned with and what is 'normal'.
Good luck...