I can hear my neck turning

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When I turn, I hear the bones grating against each other or something. It's not my neck cracking, per se, as some people intentionally crack their necks or knuckles. Isn't this weird?
Does it sound kind of gritty, sandy or gravely when you rotate your head?

Could be perfectly normal.

Could also be a slipped (herniated) cervical disk, but it's not likely.


See a doctor if it concerns you.
Does it sound kind of gritty, sandy or gravely when you rotate your head?
What IS that?
Is it bad-'cuz I have that.
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My cure-all for anything musculo-skeletal is to take ibuprophen (provided someone is not allergic to it of course) around-the-clock for 2 or 3 days. The anti-inflammatory properties often cure whatever the problem is/was.
Does it sound kind of gritty, sandy or gravely when you rotate your head?
What IS that?
Is it bad-'cuz I have that.
Originally Posted by Mar
I've been told that it's usually just normal...

USUALLY. (Not a doctor, so I want to make this my disclaimer... )

Tends to be the cervical discs making a bit of noise as they move. It's typically an internal noise that you'll be aware of, but others around you won't hear.
My cure-all for anything musculo-skeletal is to take ibuprophen (provided someone is not allergic to it of course) around-the-clock for 2 or 3 days. The anti-inflammatory properties often cure whatever the problem is/was.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Wow, THAT can't be good for your stomach. And it doesn't sound like pain, just noise.
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My cure-all for anything musculo-skeletal is to take ibuprophen (provided someone is not allergic to it of course) around-the-clock for 2 or 3 days. The anti-inflammatory properties often cure whatever the problem is/was.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Wow, THAT can't be good for your stomach. And it doesn't sound like pain, just noise.
Originally Posted by Poodlehead

Not really. Taking ibuprophen in higher than recommended doses for extended periods of time can damage your liver, but most people's stomach will tolerate it for a few days.

Pain or not, an anti-inflammatory can help a lot of musculo-skeletal problems.
I hear a weird noise when I twist my upper body back and forth, doesn't hurt or anything, and I am apparently the only one that hears it.

Also sometimes I get this other very audible noise in my lower abdomen when I move my stomach in and out. When it happens, even the slightest movement of my stomach muscles will cause it to make the noise, and I'm a stomach breather, so it gets annoying and embarrassing when it happens in public. It happens at such random times, I told a doctor about it once just wondering what it was, and he looked at me like I was nuts.
Also sometimes I get this other very audible noise in my lower abdomen when I move my stomach in and out. When it happens, even the slightest movement of my stomach muscles will cause it to make the noise, and I'm a stomach breather, so it gets annoying and embarrassing when it happens in public. It happens at such random times, I told a doctor about it once just wondering what it was, and he looked at me like I was nuts.

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i can hear my knees sometimes.
Also sometimes I get this other very audible noise in my lower abdomen when I move my stomach in and out. When it happens, even the slightest movement of my stomach muscles will cause it to make the noise, and I'm a stomach breather, so it gets annoying and embarrassing when it happens in public. It happens at such random times, I told a doctor about it once just wondering what it was, and he looked at me like I was nuts.

Varts?
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
nope not that, it's a gurglish, almost barking like noise that comes from my intestinal region.
I told a doctor about it once just wondering what it was, and he looked at me like I was nuts.
Originally Posted by cympreni
I've gotten that look myself, many times!

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Does it sound kind of gritty, sandy or gravely when you rotate your head?
What IS that?
Is it bad-'cuz I have that.
Originally Posted by Mar
I've been told that it's usually just normal...

USUALLY. (Not a doctor, so I want to make this my disclaimer... )

Tends to be the cervical discs making a bit of noise as they move. It's typically an internal noise that you'll be aware of, but others around you won't hear.
Originally Posted by Sisa
Yes, that gritty sound. Doesn't hurt though.

Thanks, everyone!
i can hear my knees sometimes.
Originally Posted by zmanzzzz
I think that's called crepitus. RedCatWaves? (Or other health-sciences knowledgeable people? She was just the first that came to mind...)

My knees already creak, too, and I'm only 20.

ETA: Oh, I remember what I was going to say. I think that happens to me sometimes, too (the neck popping/creaking/grinding sound). I think it's relatively normal for bodies to make strange sounds. Sometimes my thoracic vertebra pop when I take deep breaths. Also, my jaw makes this sticky/tacky sound when I chew (only I can hear it) because of my TMJ. Weird, huh?
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I love this thread! I have all those things, the stomach that makes noise, my neck makes noise, just about everything on me makes noise! Glad I'm not alone.
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i can hear my knees sometimes.
Originally Posted by zmanzzzz
I think that's called crepitus. RedCatWaves? (Or other health-sciences knowledgeable people? She was just the first that came to mind...)
Originally Posted by lauraloo
I think you're right. My medical dictionary says crepitus (or crepitation) is "noise or vibration produced by rubbing bone or irregular cartilage surfaces together as by movement of patella against femoral condyles in arthritis and other conditions."

It can also refer to the sounds produced by farting, gas gangrene, or pneumonia, but I don't think those definitions are what you were referring to!
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