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What are the reasons for neck sounds? Do you suffer from neck ringing? What are the causes of neck noise when moving? If you want to know about the causes and ways to get rid of neck noise, read on.



Cavitation and bursting of bubbles

Movements of ligaments or tendons relative to each other or to bone and joint surfaces

Bones Cartilage discs of the neck joints and fast joints

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In what cases should I see a doctor with a neck sound?






There are many people who report that they constantly feel burning or a tingling sensation when moving their head and neck. Noise and burning include the following manifestations.

Any wheezing, knocking, or unpleasant sound that is heard during the movement of the head on the neck.

The topic we want to talk about more here is the hissing and thumping sound that people describe as they move their heads around their necks. For example, a person who wants to turn his head back and look behind the car feels the sound of rotation, or anywhere in the body he may notice the sound of movement or the bursting of a bubble in the joint.

This joint sound in healthy people who have healthy joints may occur in any of the moving joints in their body. One of these moving joints is the joints in your neck. Now let's see what causes this.

The joints in our neck are said to have a fluid and lubricant between them called synovial fluid, or there is a sac called the joint sac between the two bony surfaces of our joints, into which the synovial fluid is immersed. This bag, like a pillow, allows the bones around the joint surfaces to move freely and easily.

This will not be a serious problem if a healthy person feels pain-free, swelling-free, and has no range of motion, which he feels in the movement of the neck. The main cause is still unknown, but if your neck noise is accompanied by pain, swelling, reduced range of motion, or numbness and inability to move the arm, you must see a doctor.

Let us first see that the causes of benign neck and neck sounds are constant; It should be noted, however, that there is no definitive agreement on the causes, and studies have shown that the cause of these benign pains can and may be as follows:


Cavitation and bursting of bubbles

We said that between the bony surfaces of our neck joints there is a fluid sac called the sac and synovial fluid. In fact, the sac contains joint fluid, and as the distance between the two bones next to this joint increases, the joint volume increases, the joint space increases, the pressure decreases, Conversely, when these bones are stacked on top of each other, the space becomes smaller and the volume of space decreases and the pressure increases.

Inside the joint fluid are substances such as nitrogen, carbon dioxide and other gases in solution. This change in pressure causes these gases to change from a soluble state to a gas and bubble state, and when the bone surfaces come together, the bubbles burst and a knocking sound is heard from the joint.


Movements of ligaments or tendons relative to each other or to bone and joint surfaces

There are many tendons and ligaments around the spine that stabilize it and support the bones and discs of the neck. These ligaments and tendons may stretch or rub on bone or cartilage as you move your head and neck. The order may be due to the factors that cause neck noise when moving.

These are two benign causes that can cause neck pain when moving. Basically, young people, people with healthy joints, should not worry about this type of neck pain if they experience neck pain when moving and do not have pain and reduction and swelling range of motion.

Another point is that they have not yet been able to prove, and there is no scientific evidence to say that repeated neck sounds when moving can hurt the joints and damage them, but what is more likely is that these sounds can wear down and destroy the supporting ligaments of the cervical spine.

Apart from the above causes, which are benign causes of neck sounds, we should also mention other reasons that warn of the existence of underlying causes.


One of the most important causes is actually joint wear or arthritis or stew arthritis of the cervical vertebrae. This complication is more likely to start in the process of osteoarthritis of the neck in middle-aged and older people, and perhaps in people who do heavy work with their necks always bent at the chest.

Osteoarthritis of the neck is a very common cause that in middle-aged and older people causes pain and reduced range of motion of the neck, dry neck and also ringing in the neck. In scientific language, it is sometimes called cervical vertebral spondylosis.

In short, in older people, osteoarthritis and degenerative and destructive disorders are the main causes of neck pain with pain.


It is better to know a little about osteoarthritis of the neck


Bones Cartilage discs of the neck joints and fast joints

Ligaments and tendons participate in the structure of the cervical spine. Changes due to erosion and aging can include any of these components. Degenerative changes usually begin after the age of 55. This phenomenon causes the height of the intervertebral disc to decrease. Around the trunk of the adjacent vertebra, cartilage develops, ectopic bone, or osteophytes. Bone growths called osteophytes can narrow the space in the middle of the spine. It causes the symptoms of pressure on the nerves, which we feel as a tingling sensation in the shoulder with a tingling sensation in the arms and fingers and an unpleasant sensation.

Cervical spinal canal stenosis can also cause symptoms similar to osteoarthritis of the neck. Spinal canal stenosis usually occurs on several levels and has more severe manifestations. Arthritis stenosis is a global stenosis that affects the entire cervical spine.


Symptoms and manifestations of osteoarthritis of the neck include neck pain, stiff neck muscles, decreased range of motion of the neck, and a sensation of sound from the neck. In advanced spinal canal stenosis and severe osteoarthritis of the neck, the spinal cord is under pressure and surgery may be needed.


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  • Dominant patient daily activity and patient occupation
  • Working for hours behind a computer monitor or holding your neck down to look at a computer screen, taking non-standard positions
  • Heavy sports such as wrestling gymnastics


Osteoarthritis from injuries resulting from accidents and traumas in general, if an injury or trauma occurs, the onset of the osteoarthritis process and the development of advanced osteoarthritis in that joint is faster, and one of the most important reasons for finding osteoarthritis of the neck is not exercising and one of the most important reasons for finding osteoarthritis of the neck is not doing sports and being sedentary when young.

Symptoms such as headache, shoulder pain, arm pain, hearing the neck sound during various neck movements, neck pain and back pain, limited range of motion of the neck are symptoms of neck osteoarthritis.


In what cases should I see a doctor with a neck sound?

If the patient complains of constant dryness of the neck and back pain, if it is felt, if you have weakness and numbness in the hands and arms, if you feel that the strength of your arm muscles is reduced, if you experience frequent sleepiness of the hands and fingers, If you have headaches in the back, dry neck, sleep disturbances and fatigue during the day, if you feel weakness in the muscles of the arms and shoulders, if you feel shooting in your hands, if this condition is accompanied by ringing in the neck when moving and If you have limited movement than before with the neck sound, Be sure to see a doctor.



If you experience neck pain and you are concerned about this, know that if it is accompanied by other symptoms, immediate referral for early diagnosis and timely treatment is necessary. In this way, with the early detection of dangerous and harmful underlying causes that can affect your health, appropriate treatment is performed. To make a diagnosis, your doctor will listen to your history, record your symptoms and signs. History of previous trauma Drugs Records your family history and performs targeted clinical examinations. Imaging techniques such as CT scans of plain MRI skulls may also be used.



What are some ways to treat neck pain?

We said that if neck ringing is accompanied by pain and limitation in neck mobility and numbness and weakness of the arms and fingers, you should see a doctor to find out the main cause and continue treatment under supervision of a doctor. Some treatment options are as follows:



Depending on the condition, your doctor may use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen to reduce inflammation and pain and may use antispasmodics or muscle relaxants to reduce long-term muscle spasms around arthritic vertebrae, as well as sedatives to reduce symptoms.


Use of medical clarinets for medical necklaces

There are different types of clarets. In the acute phase, the doctor may use a medical necklace only in the acute phase to keep the neck stable for a short period of time and to make it easier for you to endure the acute phase pain. The types of clarets are very diverse; The simple model is placed around the neck. There are different types of rigid necklace. Choosing the type of necklace should be done by a specialist doctor.


Massage therapy

It is said that the main cause of most neck vertebrae is muscle spasms. Massage, if done correctly, can increase blood flow. This increased perfusion accumulates toxins and quickly removes the spastic muscles from the area, and the spasm resolves and the muscle relaxes. A warm compress can have a similar effect. Combined techniques are sometimes used to reduce the pressure of muscle spasms around the cervical spine.


Physiotherapy to eliminate neck noise

Doctors may combine treatments, one of the treatments that may be used is physiotherapy.  Physiotherapy can be done in a variety of ways, such as manual therapy, electrophysical therapy training, and injuries.


Here are some exercises to reduce neck noise


These exercises are done as follows: Looking forward, you should put your head and neck in a comfortable position. Now gently pull your head back so that your eyes can see the ceiling; Stay in this position for two to three seconds. Now lower your head so that it is close to your chest. Your eyes should see the ground. Stay in this position for 2 to 3 seconds. Now you are open to the initial position, this combination should be done 5 to 10 times. From the initial, standard and normal position, gently bend the head to the left side of your neck so that the left ear rotates towards the shoulder; Now stay in this position for 2 to 3 seconds. Now move to the initial position. You can repeat the above movement 5 to 10 times and repeat the same movements for the right side.


Neck rotation exercises are as follows that you can do if your doctor deems it right for you.

Exercise One

Keep your head straight with your head and eyes facing forward; Turn the head gently to the left so that the chin reaches the left shoulder to stay in this position for one second, then return to the middle and initial position. Now turn the head to the other side and stop for one second while the chin rests on the right shoulder. Repeat this set several times

Exercise 2

Rotating the head counterclockwise then you can repeat the rotation clockwise. The important point is that you should stop exercising wherever you are in severe pain and discomfort.

We emphasize again that if you have osteoarthritis or stenosis of the cervical spinal canal, you have trauma or you feel that there is a problem in your neck that has caused a sound, you should never do these exercises arbitrarily because doing the above exercises in a Non-standard a person with cervical spinal cord injury can have dangerous side effects that are sometimes persistent.

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