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Neck bones

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PaintG1 Tue 12-Feb-19 15:59:32

Iv'e been experiencing clicking bones at the back of my neck recently-has anybody else had this & should I be worried?

M0nica Tue 12-Feb-19 16:02:54

For DH it was the first sign that the top vertibrae of his spine were starting to wear out. He ended up with an excruciatingly painful trapped nerve in his arm.

He had several steroid injections in his shoulder and has been as right as rain for the last 5 years.

Sparklefizz Tue 12-Feb-19 16:04:42

It's called Crepitus PaintG1 and is often a sign of Arthritis.

Charleygirl5 Tue 12-Feb-19 16:12:27

I agree it is your introduction to osteoarthritis.

M0nica Tue 12-Feb-19 17:07:29

Not necessarily. DH suffered from this for about 10 years before his trapped nerve. The consultant was quite clear. His vertebrae were crumbling from wear and tear. No mention of arthritis.

And as I said, the problem was solved with steroid injections.If they hadn't worked he was told he would need surgery.

EllanVannin Tue 12-Feb-19 18:19:11

I've noticed the stiffness in my neck this past couple of years. When I turn my head from one side to the other it sounds like maracas so I'm doing exercises to get my chin resting on my shoulders so that I don't seize up altogether.

MacCavity2 Tue 12-Feb-19 18:31:38

My neck does not like the back wash basins in the hairdressers, so I always ask for just one quick wash, no massage and leave in conditioner. Just one of the delights of getting older.

PaintG1 Wed 13-Feb-19 09:56:04

Thankyou everyone for your helpful comments-much appreciated.

Charleygirl5 Wed 13-Feb-19 10:00:53

MOnica wear and tear is usually the layman's term for osteoarthritis.

tanith Wed 13-Feb-19 10:56:52

Great minds Charleygirl5 😂