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    Old 06-24-2005, 10:07 AM   #1
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    clincking in upper neck and base of skull

    please if anyone has experienced this or knows what it could be please give me your feedback because im am very nervous. About 8 months ago i noticed that my neck clicks in my cervical spine at the base of my head. everysingle time i rotate my head to the right. i went to three doctors who ended up telling me its from my anxiety or its just tight muscles. It always does it everysingle time there hasnt been a moment when it doesnt. But its only with right rotataion. I also have a feeling of lightheadedness but i think it might be do to my anxiety disorder. Im just scared that this will lead to a stroke or something and im only 22. im constantly worried about this to the point that i get panic attacks from just thinking about it

     
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    Old 06-24-2005, 03:12 PM   #2
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    Re: clincking in upper neck and base of skull

    thankyou for the reply that makes me feel better. i had both an Mri and xray the xray showed something wrong with two of my disks one was a torn annulus and the other was bulging. i took it to a orthopedic and he said they over read the mri and that it wouldnt cause clicking anyway. he said not to worry about it

     
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    Old 06-25-2005, 07:07 PM   #3
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    Re: clincking in upper neck and base of skull

    Hi,
    You might think I'm goofy because you have never heard of this before but....
    I have Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (D.I.S.H) working over the A.S. in my spine. I have nearly constant clicking in the ligaments and tendons between the Atlas and the Axis (C1, C2). Sometimes it is so loud that if someone is speaking to me and I turn my head I cannot hear their words. Both the Rheumatologist and Pain docs attribute it to DISH.

    I hope your problem is something simple and not DISH
    dootag - ps the best way to tell is with full spine xrays to detect calcium buildups on your anterior spine.

     
    Old 06-27-2005, 07:48 AM   #4
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    Re: clincking in upper neck and base of skull

    Hi again,
    I just took note of your post wherein you said you were 22. I didn't realize you were so young when I made my first post. DISH is most common among 50 to 60 year old males. I think the odds are against you having that problem. I hope it goes away soon. I know from personal experience how annoying it is.
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    Old 07-06-2005, 01:43 PM   #5
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    I have clicking, catching, stiff neck and had MRI and it shows buldging disk. They all try to say it's anxiety. Ha! Get that MRI and show them THEY are having anxiety. Yes, anyone would be scared when they have our symptoms because it's real and scary. You can ask for anti-inflamitories. They help me.

     
    Old 07-13-2005, 02:05 AM   #6
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    Re: clincking in upper neck and base of skull

    I've heard a slight clicking sound in my neck and it also sounds like it comes from base of my skull and mine also happens when i turn right, but never when i turn left. Mine began about 3 years ago and i'm 38 now. I've also begun to experience some muscle pain at my neck/shoulder area for the last approx 8 months.

    I'm not worried about my neck, but when i type at work i get a very sore and achey right hand, kind of like it's all tired out and can't do any more typing. My work sent me to a doctor via their insurance company and now this doctor thinks that my sore hand is as a result of my cervical spine degenerating.

    I don't get how this could be as my hand begun hurting approx 13 years ago!! Has anybody heard of a connection between a sore hand and a sore neck? I'm going for a CT scan soon for my spine and i guess that will show up the neck issue. They don't want anything to do with my hand issue though. Probably think i'll sue my company if they admit it's from keyboarding!!

     
    Old 07-13-2005, 04:07 AM   #7
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    Re: clincking in upper neck and base of skull

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    i took it to a orthopedic and he said not to worry about it
    Does this ortho have a spine fellowship---is he a spine specialist?
    fly

     
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