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Question: popping in the back of my neck
|darthvader737 - Mon Sep 13, 2004 8:32 pm|
Hi, Im 23 and been smoking mj since I was 18 off and on small hits mainly before I go to sleep, its kind turned in to a habit, lately I noticed the back of my neck popping, I jest hope its nothing serious and well go away by kicking my habit, any advice? I don’t fell any bumps or anything like that.
|Dr. Russell M - Mon Sep 13, 2004 11:00 pm|
By mj, do you mean marijuana? If so, I wouldn't wait for my neck to pop before I said goodbye to mj. Nevertheless, has this poppin of the neck been affecting you in any way? Is there pain?
If nothing else, I am not aware of any relation between mj and poppin in the neck. But it would be just a matter of time before problems of mj begin appearing. And I'd vote for dumping the habit.
|funky-headaches - Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:46 pm|
I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. It mainly affects my spine and feet, but lately I have been having a lot of cracking in my cervical neck. The symptoms start off with pain and muscle stiffiness. When I move my neck during which time(s) that I have this stiffness the vertebraes (?spelling) make a cracking sound. It is very painful.
I carry the B27 antigen that is linked to anklyosing spondalytis, but my rhuematologist says the gene is not active. I don't really believe that this true. Sometimes I take flexeril to take the pain away from my spine and neck as welll as over the counter Naprosin (?spelling). I am a 44 year old female, and I have been on disability for many years because of this condition.
I get headaches almost every day and an MRI showed a small venous angioma that is draining into the main artery.
Should I ask my doctor for a MRI of my neck?
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