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'>and</span> this is the general pattern. 1.) Stiff <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>, pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> 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.
I have contined to have neck <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> shoulder pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> daily, some days worse than others.....but my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> started popp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g about 2 months ago and hasn't stopped. No matter how slightly I move me head it pops.
EXTREME <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> POPP<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>G FOLLOWED BY <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>/SHOULDER PA<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>: Woke up one morning in Oct <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</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'>and</span> back around my shoulder are really stiff <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</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'>and</span> head pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>, 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> POPP<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>G FOLLOWED BY <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>/SHOULDER PA<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>: Woke up one morning in Oct <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</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 pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> in left shoulder 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 pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> in the shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> can originate either in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> or in the shoulder. 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'>and</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> feels more like bone pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> then muscular, also i have upper back pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> 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> pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>, mostly on the sides. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> cracks <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> creaks when I turn it. My shoulder 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'>and</span> my back also aches between my shoulders. I would describe the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>, back, shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</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'>and</span> the shoulder blade pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> from a damaged ligament <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> has recommended exercise for my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</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'>and</span> symptoms would consist of shoulder pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> also deltoid muscle pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> 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 pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> go to shoulder ,compensative pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> in back. Treat it ASAP,in case chronic problem come out Good luck.
Two weeks ago I woke up with the terrible pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> in my left shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</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'>and</span> miraculously the pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> in my shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</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.
One day my neck was hurting so bad i decided to pop it , from then on i've been popp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g , rubbing my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> shoulder's. It's always the same pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> 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.
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'>and</span> at times the pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> will radiate into my left shoulder. I could live with the pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</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.
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'>and</span> worsening vision in right eye, constant <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> popp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</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'>and</span> also my shoulder has been cracking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> popp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g 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.
in 09/2005 he sent me to have another ct scan after sever loss of hand control and still sharp pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> in right side of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> shoulder pins <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> neddes in the hand <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> fingers. the results was a pinched nerve at c7-t1. back to surgery in 11-2005 after lossing our son in a motorcycle accident in 10/2005. the surgery was great the pain at the neck area was released during the surgery. but still had major pain in hand and shoulder and back.
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'>and</span> then instantly got this severe shoulder pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</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'>and</span> the pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> i get in my shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> behind the back of my shoulder 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 shoulder,<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> down the arm <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> also your back muscles around shoulder get tight <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</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'>and</span> hurts in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</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?
I have pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> between my shoulder blades <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> tightness <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> popp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g in my back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</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.
The pains are constantly present and are located between my spine <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> left shoulder blade, my left trapezoid, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my left chest between the breast bone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</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.
Later in the summer, I was doing shrugs (dumb and useless, I know) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> ended up straining my trap muscle. I could barely move my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</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.