Neck and shoulder pain popping

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I have many good days not but still have bad days <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> this is the general pattern. 1.) Stiff <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>, pain around the c7 vertebrae. 2.) Muscle pain that feels like bee stings around the upper and lower trap on both sides. SOmetimes right around the shoulder blade. 3.) Should joints feel loose. 4.) IF I am sitting on the couch and I put my arm up(say raise it) I get pins and needles very quick... 5.) my neck pops all the time. say move my head ever so slight, there is a pop.. pop.
EXTREME <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pop</span>PING FOLLOWED BY <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> PAIN: Woke up one morning in Oct <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> started making popping sounds (hundreds of times a day). I never crack my neck so it was unusual. Within a week, sharp pains started in my neck & shoulder (always on the right hand side). For the last 3 months, I have had these pops (300 times a day) and sharp quick pains (50-100 times/day). Chiropractic services was no help in Oct/Nov. Physical therapy excerises during all Dec did not help.
I was waking up this morning and stretching laying down and I felt and heard this loud crunching pop sound in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>. Now my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> back around my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> are really stiff <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> it hurts to turn my head in any direction but I can manage well enough to reach for things. it's a constant soreness/pain but hurts anytime I move. Is this something I need to go to the hospital for? Should I just relax and message it or would heat help?
For about 2 months now, my father, who is 52 has been having extreme <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> head pain, with loud popping noise in his neck as well. Never have I seen some one in so much pain. He did have an x-ray and it showed deteriation in his neck, a form of arthritis, however no medication he takes seems to help the pain, or the extreme popping noise. Any thoughts?
EXTREME <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pop</span>PING FOLLOWED BY <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> PAIN: Woke up one morning in Oct <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> started making popping sounds (hundreds of times a day). I never crack my neck so it was unusual. Within a week, sharp pains started in my neck & shoulder (always on the right hand side). For the last 3 months, I have had these pops (300 times a day) and sharp quick pains (50-100 times/day). Chiropractic services was no help in Oct/Nov. Physical therapy excerises during all Dec did not help.
Dr i have been bearing severe pain in left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> along with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> going to below the left ear.i am very worried what exactly it can be.if it's a symptom of spondilytis?
Hi Thanks for writing to the forum! The pain in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> can originate either in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> or in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span>. neck pathology has been ruled out more or less. However injury or inflammation of facet joints of the neck too can cause pain in the shoulder neck area. Similarly injury or inflammation of the shoulder joint, its synovial membrane or rotator cough too can cause a similar pain. Do consult an orthopedic specialist. Hope this helps. .
Hi all for the last few days I have neck and shoulder pain the shoulders hurt a little more <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> pain feels more like bone pain then muscular, also i have upper back pain btwn the shoulder blades like if i take a deep breath i can feel a popPING like in my back when it pops it doesnt hurt awfully bad but it is noticeable.
my PT thinks my shoulder is impinged and that I have cubital tunnel in my elbow. I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> pain, mostly on the sides. my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> cracks <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> creaks when I turn it. my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> hurts on the front by my armpit, and the back just below my right shoulder blade. my shoulder pops and cracks when I move it up, and I have difficulty pushing in or out with my arm. my shoulder often feels stiff, like I need to crack it, and I try not to. it hurts to lift my arm over my head, or to lift heavy things.
On top of that, my neck is also in pain at the base where my neck meets my shoulders, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> my back also aches between my shoulders. I would describe the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>, back, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> pain as nagging. I seem to be able to control the back pain with yoga, but exercise makes my shoulder pain worse. This is the strangest thing: When I inhale, I hear what I would describe as a crunching or popping noise. This occurs anywhere between 5-20 times a day.
my specialist advised that my neck pain is caused by arthritis (i am 28) brought on by years of sitting at a computer <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> blade pain from a damaged ligament <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> has recommended exercise for my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> a cortisone injection for my shoulder blade. Is there anyone that can offer an opinion about what it wrong, if the two problems are connected to one another and how to go about easing the pain? I have has Chiro, PT treatment and acupuncture in the past which has not really helped.
Rotator cuff signs <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> symptoms would consist of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> also deltoid muscle pain in your upper arm, weakness during shoulder functions and also clicking in the shoulder with popping a prominent feature in some people. it occurs in a dominant arm and the pain may interfere with sleep and worse at night. There is problem with lifting of weights with the effected shoulder and decrease in ability to move the arm, especially out to the side.
perhaps your posture while you are working lead to neck trouble,then conductable pain go to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> ,compensative pain in back. Treat it ASAP,in case chronic problem come out Good luck.
Two weeks ago I woke up with the terrible pain in my left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>. I work out a lot and have been under unusual stress. Bed I was sleeping in was terrible. I went to ER fearing a heart attack. All clear on that account. Doc told me I had a pinched nerve or severe muscle strain. Got hydrocodone and it helped some. Went on a 5 day cruise thinking it would be relaxing. Got a very vigorous massage - very bad decision.
He gave me the injection in a trigger point <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> miraculously the pain in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> disappeared for about 4 or 5 months. When it came back I thought I could get another injection, however, the second time it didn't help. I asked the doctor to MRI my shoulder since the relief of pain from the injection indicated that my shoulder might be the culprit of the neck pain. Instead he sent me to a rheumatologist to check for fibromyalgia.
Every now and then, the headache is also accompanied by a low-volume high-pitch ringing in my left ear. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> at times the pain will radiate into my left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span>. I could live with the pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> discomfort if that's all that was involved. but the pain also comes with severe dizziness and light-headedness. Dizziness to the point that I have fallen several times, and it makes everyday life very difficult.
One day my neck was hurting so bad i decided to pop it , from then on i've been <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pop</span>ping , rubbing my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> shoulder's. it's always the same pain it started at the ball joint in my neck and radiates to my right shoulder in between my shoulder blade. Most recently about 3 years ago the pain escalated into tolerable to unbearable. I was popping my neck when a sudden sharp pain when down my right arm into my hand.
Behind eye pressure in right eye fullness feeling in right ear,occasional ringing in right ear,swollen neck (right side) that when pressed upon makes the pressure behind my right eye feel worse! Floaters <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> worsening vision in right eye, constant <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pop</span>ping <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> cracking ( to release pressure build up ) pressure and sorness in neck area, sore spot on spine towards the neck. right arm weakness, sore shoulder blades., and sinus pressure without sinus problem,s extreme fatigue.
I've been getting a very dull ache like pain in the middle of my back, half way down and in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> also my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> has been cracking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pop</span>ping all on the right side of my body.. I never injured it suddenly that I know of, it just slowly got to the stage that it is. my Dr. told me that its inflammation in my shoulder but I cant see that because it doesnt hurt to touch or anything like that and its like a strain feeling in my neck when I look right and my back has a dull ache.
tonight i took a shower, got out smoked a cigarette and started feeling this weird tingling feeling in my right fingers, about 5 minutes later i started feeling this weird bulging or popping feeling in my arm, kinda like something is wrong with my nerves or even my veins. I go pick up my laptop, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> then instantly got this severe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> pain, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> now 10 mins after that my arm is numb.
is the shoulder blade winging(sticking out)? I have nerve damage in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> the pain i get in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> behind the back of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> blade is agony.its been like that since i had a car accident 4 yrs ago.I have been operated on twice but still have problems and a lot of pain.You will prob find if you had an mri scan that it has something to do with the neck,or if it is a shoulder condition like scapula winging then after a while it will start to effect the neck.
my symptoms is pain and tightness in around <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span>,<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> down the arm <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> also your back muscles around <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> get tight <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> sore with sharp pains on use. you should also have difficulty lifting and extending arm and find doing so can cause it to flare up again with pain. sleeping is painful (lying on arm impossible) and nighttime it tends to ache more!
if it's constantly swelling, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> hurts in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> upper back, is this going to cause perm. damage? Should I be scared it's hurting my spine? and can it be fixed for good? I have a hard time accepting that it'll never be fixed, look at how many athletes are d.j.'d and go on with their lives. I'm so scared, can some one please help?
The pains are constantly present and are located between my spine <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> blade, my left trapezoid, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> my left chest between the breast bone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> nipple. The pain increases when breathing deeply and also while lying down on my back. but the weirdest part of all of this is while lying on my back or on my left side, if I breathe in deeply I can hear & feel clicking or popping deep within the chest. This also occurs on the deep exhale.
I have pain between my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> blades <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> tightness <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pop</span>ping in my back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> chest for 10 years now. I am 30 yrs old and have been to the physical therapist and chiropractor also for this problem. I noticed the problem started when I was around 20 years old when I first started working at a job where I was at a computer all day.
On her own, she got off some of her medications and healed 100%. I recently got off of pain meds <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> began having extreme pain in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>shoulder</span> blades <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>. Because of my MinLaw, I looked at what medications I was still on. Protonix, a proton pump inhibitor, causes muscle pain and bone weakness in a few patients. So I decided to switch to another acid reducer. I started getting better the next day.
Later in the summer, I was doing shrugs (dumb and useless, I know) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> ended up straining my trap muscle. I could barely move my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> it was decently painful. After 3 days, it felt good and I thought I was fine. Within a week or so, I went back to the gym again and started off with my normal routine. my routine consisted of a lot of cycles, and there was virtually little to no rest. I would usually do something like calves or (prior to my trap injury) or shrugs or abs in between.
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