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    crinkly sound in neck
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    musicfixes posted:
    hey does anybody know if the "crinkly" sound is important? just had a c5-6 lamenectomy/foramenotomy, still some issues
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    dfromspencer responded:
    Even after two fusion surgeries, and only one good vertebrate in my neck, it still crinkles! Bones do that, especially if you have D.D.D.!!!

    Go see your doctor, it is probably nothing? If you want reassurance, see that doctor!

    Good luck!!!

    Dennis
    LIVE LONG-LOVE WELL!!!
     
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    cweinbl responded:
    Technically, the sound means nothing. But I have the same thing and I have a disc herniation at C-5-6. It might be fibrosis (scarring), clicking against the spinal process, nerves, tendons or ligaments. It might be a piece of extruded disc, an artifact of your surgery that should have been removed and was not. It might be pieces of bone rubbing against one another in a space that was filled with disc material, resulting in stenosis.

    If the sound continues, but you have no severe acute or chronic pain as a result, then just live with it. I've lived with mine for 40 years.

    If that sound is associated with pain, then it should be investigated. An MRI or CAT-scan should do the job. An X-ray seems pointless, since soft tissue, like disc material will not visualize.

    Good luck.
    cweinbl
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    compoundia responded:
    Hi, Don't worry. the sound is normal. it make your neck free.


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