Re: popping noise in my neck

This is rather common. This is a sign of the joints starting to function better. At least it is in my experience. Continued treatment typical takes care of it. It's joint crepitus.

Crepitus is a clinical symptom in medicine that is characterized by a peculiar crackling, crinkly, or grating feeling or sound under the skin, around the lungs, or in the joints. Crepitus in soft tissues is often due to gas, most often air, that has penetrated and infiltrated an area where it should not normally be (for example, in the soft tissues beneath the skin).

"Crepitus in a joint can indicate cartilage wear in the joint space. The term "crepitus" is taken directly from the Latin "crepitus" meaning "a crackling sound or rattle." Typically crepitus is a grinding noise coupled with a sensation in the affected joint. Crepitus can occur with or without pain."

Posted By Doc4bax on November 06, 2007 at 14:20:04:

In Reply to: popping noise in my neck posted by Margaret Bowers on October 06, 2007 at 02:19:20:

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Helps strengthen the kneecap mechanism by applying pressure on the tendon above the kneecap as well. This tends to reduce the forces of the quadriceps on the patella tendon and erosion of the under surface of the kneecap due to a possible misalignment of the quadriceps (Q-angle).

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